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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



ANNUAL REPORT 



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CONTENTS 



Accounting Officer 26 

Animal Inspector's Report 104 

Appropriation Accounts 37 

Appropriations for 1930 35 

Assessor's Report 90 

Auditor's Certificate 129 
Board of Health Nurse and Agent 106 

Board of Health Report 105 

Building Inspector's Report 101 

Charities Department 94 

John Cornell Fund 69 

Finance Com. Recommendations 122 

Fire Department 110 

Jury List 113 

Moth Superintendent's Report 100 



Payments 31 

Punchard Free School 70 

Receipts for 1930 27 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 97 

State Audit Report 80 

Spring Grove Cemetery 95 

Tree Warden's Report 99 

Town Clerk 22 

Tax Collector's Report 88 

Town Meeting 13 

Town Physician's Report 103 

Treasurer's Report 93 

Town Warrant 116 

Vital Statistics 23 



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Selectmen and Board of Public Welfare 
FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Assessors 
FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Town Clerk 
-GEORGE A. HIGGINS 
Town Treasurer 
THAXTER EATON 
Tax Collector 
WILLIAM B. CHEEVER 
School Committee 
MAY D. FOLK Term expires 

EUGENE M. WEEKS 
DR. WILLIAM D. WALKER 
MARY E. C. GEAGAN 
FREDERICK E. CHEEVER 
Ii. GILBERT FRANCKE 
CLIFFORD W. DU XX ELLS 
MARY W. FRENCH 
ETHEL E. CROSS 

Superintendent of Schools 
HENRY C. SANBORN 
Board of Public Works 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE, Chairman 
GEORGE H. WINSLO'W, Secretary 
WALTER I. MORSE 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL 
THOMAS P. DEA 
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Superintendent of Water and Sewer Departments, Highways and 

Parks 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD 

Chief of Fire Department 

CHARLES F. EMERSON 

Board of Health 

CHARLES E. ABBOTT, M.D. Term expires 1931 

GEORGE G. BROWN " " 1932 

FRANKLIN H. STAGEY " " 1933 

Chief of Police 
FRANK M. SMITH 

Constables 
JAMES NAPIER 
FRANK M. SMITH 
GEORGE N. SPARKS 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 
BURTON S. FLAGG 
CLAUDE M. FUESS 
REV, FREDERICK A. WILSON 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 
JOHN C. ANGUS 

Trustees of Punchard Free School — Terms expire 1931 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL JOHN H. CAMPION 

MYRON E. GUTTERSON HENRY G. TYER 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND 

Auditors 
WALTER H. COLEMAN DAVID L. COUTTS 

HARiRY SELLARS 

Moderator — Town Meetings 

ALFRED E. STEARNS 

Trustees of Cornell Fund 

JOHN C. ANGUS Term expires 1931 

CHARLES N. MARLAND " " 1932 

DR. WILLIAM D. WALKER " " 1933 



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Superintendent of Moth Department and Tree Warden 

RALPH T. BERRY 

Inspector of Buildings 

EDWARD R. LAWSON 

Inspector of Plumbing 
JOSEPH P. NOLAN 

Inspector of Wires 
CHARLES A. HILL 

Registrars of Voters 

PATRICK J. SCOTT *GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Clerk 

RALPH A. BAILEY JOHN F. HURLEY 

Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery — For three years. 

Terms expire 1931 

WALTER I. MORSE WALTER E. CURTIS 

FREDERICK E. CHEEVER FRED A. SWANTON 

EVERETT M. LUNDGREN DAVID R. LAWSON 

JOHN W. STARK 

Street Lighting Committee 

WALTER H. COLEMAN GEORGE G. BROWN 

GEORGE L. GRAHAM WIN FIELD B. KNOWLTON 

ROLAND B. GLINES 

Finance Committee 

CHARLES J. BAILEY, Chainnan JAMES H. EATON 

JOHN A. ARNOLD, Secretary EDMOND E. HAMMOND 
FRANK W. McLANATHAN JAMES C. SOUTER 

G. EDGAR FOLK 

Planning Board 

ROY E. HARDY Term expires 1932 

EDWARD P. HALL " " 1933 

GEORGE M. R. HOLMES " " 1934 

Sealer of W eights and Measures 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH 

* Resigned 



Town Warrant 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. : To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town who are qualified to 
vote in elections and in town affairs to meet and assemble at 
the designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three and 
Four, viz: The Town House in Precinct One; the Old School 
House, Ballardvale, in Precinct Two; the Boys' Club House, 
Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; and the Phillips Club 
House, School Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover on 
MONDAY, THE THIRD DAY OF MARCH, 1930 at 6 o'clock 
a.m., to act on the following articles : 

Article 1. — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk for 
one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for one year, 
one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one 
member of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members 
of the School Committee for three years, two members of the 
Board of Public Works for three years, one member of the Board 
of Health for three years, three Auditors of Accounts for one 
year, three Constables for one year, one Trustee of Memorial 
Hall Library for seven years, Tree Warden for one year, one 
member of Planning Board for one year, one member of Planning 
Board for four years, one member of Planning Board for five 
years, and all town officers required by law to be elected by ballot. 

All to be voted for on one ballot. The polls will be open from 
6 o'clock a.m. to 6.30 o'clock p.m. 



After final action on the preceding Article Olne, the said meet- 
ing shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of 
the General Laws, to Monday, March 10th, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. 
at the Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following arti- 
cles, namely : 

Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law to be 
elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be ap- 
propriated for Infirmary Expenses, Outside Relief, Aiding Moth- 
ers with Dependent Children, Board of Health, Damages to 
Persons and Property, Brush Fires, Fire Department, Town 
Scales, Plighway Department, Insurance, Interest, Memorial 
Hall Library, Memorial Day, Post 99, G. A. R., Andover Post 
No. 8, American Legion, Municipal Buildings, Parks and Play- 
steads, Police, Printing, Flection and Registration, Essex County 
Tuberculosis Hospital Maintenance, Public Dump, Retirement of 
Veterans, Reserve Fund, Redemption of Water, Sewer, High 
School, Library, Essex Sanatorium and Shawsheen School Bonds, 
Schools, Sewer Maintenance and Construction, Soldiers' Relief, 
Spring Grove Cemetery, State Aid, Street Lighting, Town 
Officers, Tree Warden and Moth Department, Water Mainten- 
ance and Construction, and other town charges and expenses. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$35,000. to complete North Main Street to the present paved way 
in the Square, pay property damages and its share of the cost of 
the Boston and Maine Railroad Bridge, on petition of the Board 
of Selectmen. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $225,000. for the construction and original equipping 
and furnishing of a new Junior High School on land adjacent to 
the present Punchard High School, determine how the same shall 
be raised, or take any action relative thereto, on petition of the 
School Committee. 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will appoint and authorize a 
Committee to procure plans and specifications, obtain bids, let 

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contracts, and approve bills of building, purchasing furnishings, 
and equipping the new schoolhouse mentioned in Article 5, on 
petition of the School Committee. 

Article 7 . — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$40,000. for steam pumping equipment, Venturi Meter and other 
improvements at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, on peti- 
tion of the Hoard of Public Works. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$150. for the public observance of Armistice Day in the Town of 
Andover under the auspices of Andover Post, No. 8, American 
Legion, on petition of Arthur L. Coleman and others. 

Article 9.— To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery to deed the lot known as the 
Legion Lot to Andover Post, No. 8, Department of Massachu- 
setts, American Legion, and appropriate the sum of $1000. Five 
hundred dollars ($500.) to be expended in curbing said lot and in 
improvements to the approaches thereof and five hundred dollars 
($500.) for perpetual care of same, on petition of Arthur L. 
Coleman and others. 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will appropriate $9500. to 
reconstruct Union Street from its junction with North Main 
Street to the Lawrence line provided that the State and County 
contribute a like amount, on petition of Walter S. Donald and 
others. 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a public 
way, as laid out and approved by the Board of Survey, a road 
known as Topping Road, extending from Corbett Street to 
Juliette Street, on petition of Alfred Berbue and others. 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$3000. to cut down the grade to that of the adjoining property 
and build a sidewalk on Carmel Road from Walnut Avenue to the 
Town Infirmary, on petition of Howard B. Johnson and others. 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present main at 

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the North School on River Road and North Street to the resi- 
dence of Arthur Maddox on River Road, also from the River 
Road at Laurel Lane to the residence of Joseph Landry, and ap- 
propriate the sum of $21,000., this being the amount estimated by 
the Board of Public Works to take care of this work, on petition 
of Edward Shattuck and others. 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from Main 
Street down Rattlesnake Hill Road to Boston Road, along said 
Boston Road to Gould Road, along Gould Road from Boston 
Road to Main Street, and appropriate the sum of $11,100. there- 
for, on petition of Charles W. Damon and others. 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from Corbett Street along 
Topping Road to and including the property of Ben White and 
appropriate the sum of $3750. therefor, on petition of Jude 
Gognen and others. 

Article 16. — To see if the Town will vote to extend the water 
main on Chandler Road from the Chandler Road dead-end to a 
point opposite the property of George Disbrow, and appropriate 
the sum of $23,160. therefor, on petition of Daniel Fitzpatrick 
and others. 

Article 17. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from Lowell Street along 
Brown Street to Bellevue Road, then along Bellevue Road to the 
existing dead-end and appropriate the sum of $10,950. therefor, 
on petition of George F. Livingston and others. 

Article 18. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from its present 
terminus on Chandler Road to the intersection of Greenwood 
Road, thence Southwesterly along Greenwood Road and ap- 
propriate the sum of $8000. therefor, on petition of Thomas F. 
Walsh and others. 

Article 19. — To see if the Town will vote to extend the water 
main from the residence of George Lee on Webster Street to 

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the Lawrence line, about 1000 feet, and appropriate the sum of 
$2000. to pay for same, on petition of Ethel Hebb and others. 

Article 20. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
building of a sewer, beginning at the terminus of the present 
sewer on Kenilworth Street and extending along Union Street to 
a point near the Lawrence line, an entire distance of about 2100 
feet, and appropriate the sum of $6000. therefor, and assess bet- 
terments upon,the estates benefitted by the above extension, said 
work to be done under the direction of the Board of Public Works, 
on petition of said Board. 

Article 21. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to borrow money 
for the use of the Town in anticipation of the revenue of the 
current financial year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 22. — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in treasury. 

Article 23. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 24. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the 
time of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the Town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this tenth day of February, A.D., 1930. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of Andover 



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Andover, March 3, 1930 

Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of 
the Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhab- 
itants of said Town to meet at the time and places and for the 
purposes stated in said warrant by posting a true and attested 
copy of the same on the Town House, on each schoolhouse and in 
no less than five other public places where bills and notices are 
usually posted, and by publication in the Andover Townsman. 
Said warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

FRANK M. SMITH, Constable 



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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 3, 1930 



At a legal meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in Town affairs convened in Precincts One, Two, 
Three and Four in said Andover on Monday the Third day of 
March, 1930, at six o'clock in the forenoon, agreeably to the 
requirements of the foregoing warrant, took up Article One and 
proceeded to vote for Town Officers. 

The ballot boxes were found to be empty and registered 0000. 
The polls opened at 6 o'clock A.M. and closed at 6.30 o'clock 
P.M. The total number of ballots cast was 3533, viz. : 

Precinct One, 1836; Precinct Two, 391; Precinct Three, 800; 
Precinct Four, 506. 

The result of the balloting was as follows : 

Precincts 



1 


2 3 4 






Moderator — One Year 






1266 


267 623 414 


Alfred E. Stearns 


2570 




1 


John Traynor 


1 


570 


124 176 92 


Blanks 


962 


Town 


Clerk — One Year 






911 


222 428 302 


George A. Higgins 


1863 


739 


126 334 173 


Carl N. Lindsay 


1372 


186 


43 38 31 


Blanks 


298 


Town 


Treasurer — One year 






1283 


255 447 336 


Thaxter Eaton 


2321 


486 


123 324 160 


George A. Higgins 


1093 


67 


13 29 10 


Blanks 


119 


Selectmen — Three Years 






680 


187 411 201 


Matthew Burns 


1479 


1002 


177 295 249 


Jeremiah J. Daly 


1723 


93 


19 62 33 


Rowland L. Luce 


207 


61 


8 32 23 


Blanks 


124 



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Assessor — Three Years 



661 


192 


410 


195 


Matthew Burns 


1458 


986 


168 


283 


236 


Jeremiah J. Daly 


1673 


98 


18 


63 


40 


Rowland L. Luce 


219 


91 


13 


44 


35 


Blanks 


183 


Collector of 


Taxes- 


—One Year 






1301 


321 


592 


458 


William B. Cheever 


2672 


391 


35 


166 


26 


George Page 


618 


144 


35 


42 


22 


Blanks 


243 


School 


Committee— 


-Three Years 




1233 


243 


591 


385 


Ethel E. Cross 


2452 


1161 


252 


563 


378 


Clifford W. Dunnells 


2354 


1150 


219 


528 


377 


Mary O. W. French 


2274 






1 




John Traynor 


1 


1964 


459 


717 


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Blanks 


3518 



Trustee of Memorial Hall Library— Seven Years 

1310 256 626 410 John ( ". Angus 

526 135 174 96 Blank. 

Board of Public Works — Three Years 



2602 
931 



1223 


317 


547 




377 


William D. Mclntyrc 


2464 


1159 


225 


643 




372 


( reorge 1 [. \\ in slow 


2399 


1290 


240 


410 




263 


Blanks 


2203 


Board 


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ree Years 




1302 


277 


592 




401 


Franklin 11. Starry 


2572 


534 


114 


208 




105 


Blanks 


961 


Auditors of 


Accounts 


—One 


Year 




1126 


245 


555 




371 


Walter If. Coleman 


2297 


1125 


225 


539 




365 


David L. CoutN 


2254 


1114 


225 


551 




361 


Harry Sellars 


2251 


2143 


478 


755 




421 


Blanks 


3797 


Const. 


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1163 


226 


535 




361 


James Xapier 


2285 


1171 


223 


592 




367 


Frank M. Smith 


2353 


1239 


306 


552 




381 


George N. Sparks 


2478 


1935 


418 


721 




409 


Blanks 


3483 



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Tree Warden — One Year 






1233 282 525 302 


Ralph T. Berry 


2342 


514 89 222 169 


E. Burke Thornton 


994 


89 20 53 35 


Blanks 


197 


Planning Board — Five Years 






1 


George W. Wiswall 


1 


1 


Franklin L. Stacefy 


1 


4 


Ralph A. Bailey 


4 


1834 391 800 502 


Blanks 


3527 


Planning Board — Four Years 






1 


Leonard Saunders 


1 


1 


G. Edgar Folk 


1 


1835 391 800 505 


Blanks 


3531 


Planning Board — One Year 






1 


Martin Doherty 


1 


1835 391 800 506 


Blanks 


3532 



All the foregoing officers were voted on by ballot and the check 
lists were used. 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT ONE 

Andover, March 3, 1930 
Polls opened at 6 a.m. Warden L. D. Pomeroy in charge. Bal- 
lot box registered at opening 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 p.m. 
Ballot box registered when polls closed 1825. Number of ballots 
received 2450. Number returned 614. Number of ballots cast 
1836. Police officer, Frank M. Smith. Voted to count ballots 
before Polls closed at 8 o'clock a.m. 

MARK M. KEANE, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERKS-PRECINCT TWO 

Ballardvale, March 3, 1930 
Polls opened at 6 a.m. Warden Clester E. Matthews in 
charge. Ballot box registered at opening 10. Polls closed at 
6.30 p.m. Ballot box registered when polls closed 401. Number 
of ballots received 500. Number returned 109. Numiber of 
ballots cast 391. Police officer, George N. Sparks. Voted to 
count ballots before Polls closed at 11 a.m. 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH, Clerk 

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REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT THREE 

Andover, March 3, 1930 
Polls opened at 6 a.m. Warden in charge James R. Mosher. 
Ballot box registered at opening 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 p.m. 
Ballot box registered when Polls closed 799. Number of ballots 
received 1200. Number returned 399. Number of ballots cast 
800. One made void. Police officer, George Dunnells. Voted 
to count ballots before Polls closed at 11.40 a.m. 

THOMAS D. TAYLOR, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FOUR 

Andover, March 3, 1930 
Polls opened at 6 a.m. Warden Gordon R. Cannon in charge. 
Ballot box registered at opening 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 p.m. 
Ballot box registered when Polls closed 506. Number of ballots 
received 851. Number returned 345. Number of ballots cast 
506. Police officer, George Dane. Voted to count ballots before 
Polls closed at 6.30 a.m. 

EDWARD A. DOYLE, Dep. Clerk 

After final action on Article One. the said meeting was ad- 
journed by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the General Law •>. 
to Monday, March 10th at 1.30 o'clock p.m. at the Town Hall. 

1.30 O'CLOCK P.M., MONDAY, MARCH 10, 1930 

In the absence of Moderator Alfred E. Stearns, the meeting 
was called to order by Town Clerk George A. Higgins and the 
meeting proceeded to ballot for a temporary Moderator, the check 
lists being used and the Selectmen acting as tellers. It was voted 
that the Polls be closed after seven (7) ballots had been cast, 
all for Alfred L. Ripley and he was declared elected. 

The Moderator declared : 

Alfred E. Stearns elected Moderator for one year. 
George A. Higgins elected Town Clerk for one year. 
Thaxter Eaton elected Town Treasurer for one year. 
Jeremiah J. Daly elected Selectman for three years. 
Jeremiah J. Daly elected Assessor for three years. 

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William B. Cheever elected Collector of Taxes for one year. 

Ethel E. Cross elected member School Committee for three 
years. 

Clifford W. Dunnells elected member School Committee for 
three years. 

Mary O. W. French elected member School Committee for 
three years. 

John C. Angus elected Trustee Memorial Hall Library seven 
years. 

William D. Mclntyre elected member Board of Public Works 
for three years. 

George H. Winslow elected member Board of Public Works 
for three years. 

Franklin H. Stacey elected member Board of Health for three 
years. 

Walter H. Coleman elected Auditor for one year. 

David L. Coutts elected Auditor for one year. 

Harry Sellars elected Auditor for one year. 

James Napier elected Constable for one year. 

Frank M. Smith elected Constable for one year. 

George N. Sparks elected Constable for one year. 

Ralph T. Berry elected Tree Warden for one year. 

Took up Article 2 and chose: — 

Dr. William D. Walker, Trustee Cornell Fund for three years. 

Street Lighting Committee for one year (appointed by Mod- 
erator) : Roland B. Glines, Winfield B. Knowlton, George G. 
Brown, George L. Graham, Walter H. Coleman. 

Finance Committee for one year (appointed by Moderator) : 
Charles J. Bailey, Frank W. McLanathan, John A. Arnold, 
James H. Eaton, Edmond E. Hammond, James C. Souter, G, 
Edgar Folk. 

Took up Article 3 : — 

Voted to appropriate the following stated sums of money : 
Infirmary $8,000.00 

Outside Relief 9,500.00 

Aiding Mothers with Dependent Children 5,000,00 

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Anclover Post, No. 8, American Legion 1,250.00 

Assessors' Survey 3,000.00 

Board of Health 4,500.00 

Brush Fires 1,000.00 

Claims for Damage to Persons and Property 3,000.00 

Elections and Registrations 2,200.00 
Essex Tuberculosis Hospital : 

Construction 3 , 1 70 . 47 

Maintenance 4,899.89 

Fire Department 29,500.00 

Post 99, G. A. R. 200.00 

Highway Department : 

Maintenance 50,000.00 

Construction 22,200.00 

Interest 25,000.00 

Insurance 7,540.00 

Amendment : voted that it is the sentiment of the meeting that 
the premiums be allotted proportionately by the Board of Select- 
men among agents resident in Andover, and who have been in 
business with established Andover offices for at least five vear>. 

Library 7,411.00 

Memorial Day 850.00 

Parks and Playgrounds 4.500.00 

Police Department 29,000.00 

Pomps Pond 1,600.00 

Printing 600.00 

Public Dump 500.00 

Retirement of Bonds 55.000.00 

Schools 150,355.00 

Sewer Department 6,200.00 

Snow Removal and Street Sanding 12,000.00 

Soldiers' Relief 2,500.00 

Sealer Weights and Measures 500.00 

Spring Grove Cemetery . 8,000.00 

State and Military Aid 500.00 

Street Lighting 21,708.00 

Municipal Buildings 4,200.00 

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Town Officers 18,250.00 

Town Scales 125.00 

Tree Warden 6,000.00 

Moth Work 5,000.00 
Wiater Department: 

Maintenance (to include $418.03 1929 overdraft) 30,000.00 

Construction 12,000.00 

Wire Inspector 350.00 

Total $557,109.36 

Article 4— No. Main Street 35,000.00 

Article 8— Armistice Day 150.00 

Article 9— Legion Lot 1,000.00 

Article 10— Union Street 9,500.00 

Articles 13-14-15-16-17-18-19 Water Extensions 25,000.00 

Article 20— Union Street Sewer 6,000.00 

Special Articles $ 76,650.00 

Total 633,759.36 

Took up Article 4: — 

Voted at 2.26 p.m. — That the Town appropriate the sum of 
$35,000.00 to complete North Main Street to the present paved 
way in the Square, pay property damages and its share of the 
cost of the Boston and Main Railroad Bridge, under provisions 
of Section 34, Chapter 90 of the General Laws. 

Took up Article 5 : — 

Voted at 4.19 p.m. — Not to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$225,000.00 for a new Junior High School. Yeas 193— Nays 518. 
Article 6 automatically dropped. 

Took up Article 7 : — 

Voted at 4.20 p.m. — That article be withdrawn. 

Took up Article 8: — 

Voted at 4.21 — To appropriate the sum of $150 for the public 
observance of Armistice Day under the auspices of Andover Post, 
No. 8, American Legion. 

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Took up Article 9: — 

Voted at 4.26 p.m. — That the Trustees of Spring Grove 
Cemetery set aside the lot known as the Legion Lot for the future 
interment of World War Veterans and to appropriate the sum 
of $1000 ; $500 for improvements to the approaches and curbing 
and $500 for Perpetual Care of the same. 

Took up Article 10: — 

Voted at 4.39 p.m. — To appropriate $9,500 to reconstruct L'nion 
Street from its junction with North Main Street to the Lawrence 
line provided that the State and County contribute a like amount. 

Took up x\rticle 11: — 

Voted at 4.40 p.m. — To accept as a public way. as laid out and 
approved by the Hoard of Survey, a road known as Topping Road, 
extending from Corbett Street to Juliette Street. 

Took up Article 12: — 

Voted at 4.41 p.m. — To lay on table. 

Took up Article 13: — 

Voted at 5.30 p.m. That Articles 13 to 1 f > inclusive be taken up 
together and that the sum of $25,000 be appropriated and ex- 
pended under the direction of the Board of Public Works for 
such of these water extensions a- said Board deems advisable. 

At this point Chairman I lardy of the Board of Selectmen spoke 
as follows : 

The Town has recently lost one of its most respected and 

dearly loved citizens: Mr. Walter S. Donald. 

Mr. Donald for many years served the Town of Andover as 
Selectman and Assessor and it seems most proper to extend to 
his family the deepest sympathy of this meeting. 

I therefore move the following resolution : That the Town of 
Andover hereby recognizes the unselfish service of Mr. Donald 
and that it deeply regrets the passing of a man who has always had 
the deepest love and respect of Andover's citizens, and that the 
Town Clerk be instructed to place this resolution on the records 

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of the Town and a copy of the same be sent to the bereaved family. 

Took up Article 20: — 

Voted at 5.31 p.m. — To authorize the building of a sewer, be- 
ginning at the terminus of the present sewer on Kenilworth Street 
and extending along Union Street, to a point near the Lawrence 
line, an entire distance of about 2100 feet and appropriate the 
sum of $6000 therefor, and assess betterments upon the estates 
benefitted by the above extension. 

Took up Article 21 : — 

Voted at 5.32 p.m. — That the Town Treasurer, with the ap- 
proval of the Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow 
money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the 
financial year beginning January 1, 1930, and to issue notes there- 
for payable within one year, any debts incurred under this vote 
to be paid from the revenue of said financial year. 

Took up Article 22: — 

Voted at 5.33 p.m. — That all unexpended appropriations be 
turned into the Treasury with the exception of the following: 
W|ar Bonus Surplus $803.33; North Main Street (Article 4)' 
$8,681.35; Memorial Hall Library $225.79; also that the sum of 
$5,000 be transferred from the Overlay Reserve to the Reserve 
Fund, and that free cash in the Treasury to the amount of $25,000 
be voted the Assessors for reducing the 1930 tax rate. 

Article 23 — No action taken. 

Took up Article 24 : — 

Voted at 5.35 p.m. — That the meeting be dissolved. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officers' 
return on the same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Town Clerk 



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REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 



To the Board of Selectmen: — 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my report of the office of Town Clerk for the 
year 1930. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover at the close 
of Registration on February 19th, 1930. was 5056. 

Precinct One — 

Males 1137 



Females 1272 



Precinct Two — 

Males 263 

Females 265 



Precinct Three — 

Males 669 

Females 632 



Precinct Four — 

Males 379 

Females 439 



2409 



528 



1301 



818 



Total Male Voters 2448 

Total Female Voters 2608 



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1930 VITAL STATISTICS 



BIRTHS 




Number of births recorded 


156 


Children born of American parents 


88 


Children born of foreign parents 


33 


American father and foreign mother 


19 


American mother and foreign father 


16 


Males 


74 


Females 


82 


Twins 


2 


DEATHS 




Number of deaths 


148 


Males 


71 


Females 


77 


American born 


89 


Foreign born 


59 


MARRIAGES 




Number of marriages recorded 


86 


Grooms : 




First marriage 


78 


Second marriage 


7 


Third marriage 


1 


Brides : 




First marriage 


80 


Second marriage 


6 


Nativity : 




Both American born 


55 


Both foreign born 


10 


American groom and foreign bride 


11 


American bride and foreign groom 


10 


Respectfully submitted, 





GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 
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Report 



of thi 



ACCOUNTING OFFICER 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING 
December 31, 1930 



Report of the Accounting 

Officer 



January 31, 1931 

To the Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

I submit herewith a report of a detailed statement of the re- 
ceipts and their sources, and of the payments and the purposes 
therefor, as follows. The condition of the various trust funds, 
sources of income and amounts paid out are also set forth. A 
statement covering the estimated value of the town property and 
a statement of the temporary loans, maturing debt and interest 
is included. 

A balance sheet, which is appended to this report, was pre- 
pared showing the assets and liabilities as of December 31. 1930. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARY COLLINS, 

Accounti)ig Officer 



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Receipts for 1930 



William B Cheever, Collector: 

Taxes, Current Year : 

Poll $4952.00 

Personal Estate 96678.85 
Real Estate 266821.21 
Previous Years : 

Poll 556.00 

Personal Estate 4213.11 

Real Estate 58777.89 
Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes ,1929 3674 . 30 
Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes, 1930 21940.02 

Moth Assessments 1569.85 

Interest on Taxes 4688.68 



Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer : 

Interest on Deposits 2304.26 

Loans, Anticipation of Revenue 250000.00 

Cemetery, Perpetual Care Funds 5069 . 50 

Sewer Assessments 679 . 85 



County of Essex, Dog Tax 

County of Essex, Reimbursement for 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts : 

Income Tax 

National Bank Tax 

Trust Company Tax 

Corporation Tax, Pub. Serv. 

Corporation Tax, Business 

Reimbursement, Loss of Taxes 

State Aid 



$463871.91 





$258053.61 




892.94 


Killing Dogs 


36.00 


87082.10 




2252.41 




529.50 




2979.74 




56988.93 


- 


255.53 




132.00 







$150220.21 



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Board of Selectmen, Licenses, Etc. 

Motor Bus 80.00 

Sunday 15.00 

Pool, Billiards and Bowling 2.00 

Dance Hall 20.00 

Junk 5.00 

Pedlars 176.00 

Liquor 2 . 00 

Garage and Gas 10.00 



Town Clerk, Licenses, Etc. : 




Fees 


91.62 


Marriage 


77.00 


All Other 


263.42 


Certificates of Registration 


31.50 


Board of Health Licenses : 




Milk 


34. a) 


Garbage 


1.00 


Beauty Parlors 


12.00 



Town Hall 


358.00 


Town Property, Ballardvale 


300.00 


Court Room 


120.00 


Fire Department: 




Sale of Old Materials 


15.00 


Brush Fire Reimbursement 


158.50 


Use of Ambulance 


67.90 



310.00 



463.54 



47.00 

Police Department : 

Court Fines 363 . 04 

Rents, Municipal Property : 



778.00 



241.40 

Sealer Weights and Measures, Fees 147.84 

Wire Inspector, Fees 74.00 

Public Weigher, Fees 61.81 

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Forestry : 

Gypsy and Brown Tail Moth 

Extermination 89 . 77 

All Other 2.00 



Health and Sanitation : 

Tuberculosis Subsidy 367.14 

Sewer Connections 852.63 



91.77 



1219.77 



Highway Construction : 

North Main Street, Article 4 44393.54 

Union Street, Article 10 14114.29 

58507.83 

Infirmary : 

Board and Care 433,00 

Reimbursements for Public Welfare: 

From Individuals 294.00 

From Cities and Towns 696.00 

From State 353.50 

1343.50 



Reimbursement for Mothers' Aid from State 889.06 

School Department: 



Tuition State Wards 




1215.01 




Other Tuition 




705.60 




Sale Books and Supplies 




450.88 




All Other 




153.53 




Vocational Education 




1104.17 


3629.19 


Libraries : 
Fines 




348.29 


Income from Investments 




3609.54 


3957.83 


Recreation : 






Parks and Playgrounds (' 


Gift) 
29 




50,01 



Water Department: 






Metered Rates 


40903.41 




Damage to Hydrant 


75.00 




Service Pipe 


3739.61 




Miscellaneous 


516.58 


45234.60 


Cemeteries : 




Care lots and graves 


786.50 




Sale lots and graves 


751.00 




Interments 


941.00 




Foundations 


487.93 




Sundries 


29.25 




Care 


1614.50 


4610.18 


Refunds: 




Cemetery 


3.29 




T. B. Hospital Construction 


384.22 




Insurance 


373.61 




Election and Registration 


90 




Police 


5 . IN | 




Refund, Town Clerk's L5ond 


2.25 




State Infirmary 


4.00 




Schools 


3.10 




Selectmen 


3 . ; < ' 


779. 87 






Total Receipts 


$996307.91 



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Payments 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



Selectmen 


1851.48 


■ 


Accounting Officer 


927.50 




Auditors 


600.00 




Treasurer 


2311.73 




Collector 


3493.41 




Assessors 


4347.01 




Certification of Notes 


22.00 




Town Counsel 


1284.35 




Town Clerk 


2254.95 




Moderator 


20.00 




Field Driver 


25.00 




Game Warden 


10.00 




Assessors' Survey 


2991.99 




Election and Registration 


2143.48 




Municipal Buildings 


4579.01 




Public Welfare Clerical 


643.84 


27505.75 



PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY 



Police Department 


28538.59 




Fire Department 


29492.35 




Building Inspector 


490.00 




Wire Inspector 


339.08 




Sealer Weights and Measures 


465.99 




Moth Suppression 


4999.20 




Tree Warden 


5999.28 




Forest Fires 


2021.25 


72345.74 



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HEALTH AND SANITATION 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 8070.36 



Health Department 


4017.59 




Sewer Maintenance 


6181.63 




Article 20, Union Street Sewer 


5702.40 




Public Dump 


387.50 


24359.48 


HIGHWAYS 


i 


Highway Maintenance 


49997.76 




Highway Construction 


22199.31 




North Main Street, Article 4 


77425.04 




Union Street, Article 10 


25175.57 




Snow Removal 


13973.88 




Street Lighting 


19467.48 


208239.04 



SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES 

Schools 150347.75 

Smith-Hughes Fund 152.37 

Libraries 11640.13 



RECREATION AND 


1 i <L^ 1 TV / . L^ . ' 

UNCLASSIFIED 


Parks and Playgrounds 


4548.14 


Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 


1595.24 


Damages to Persons and Property 


274.91 


G. A. R. and American Legion. 




Memorial Day 


786.20 


Town Reports 


359.00 


Insurance 


7228.50 


American Legion 


1211.37 


Town Scales 


104.44 


G. A. R. Quarters 


80.00 


American Legion Lot 


1000.00 


Armistice Day 


50.00 




17237.80 



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Public Welfare 
Mothers' Aid 
Infirmary 
Soldiers' Relief 
State Aid 



CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' BENEFITS 

10375.96 
3440.75 
7973.50 
1070.36 
107.00 



22967.57 



ENTERPRISES AND CEMETERIES 

Water Maintenance 29973.81 

Water Construction 11994.69 
Water Maintenance 

(Transferred from Reserve Fund) 699.93 

Water Extensions, Articles 13 to 19 24982.15 

Cemeteries 7998 . 66 



INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT 


75649.24 


Interest 21780.30 




Maturing Debt 55000.00 




Anticipation of Revenue 250000.00 






326780.30 
5069.50 


Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts 


23981 . 12 


Essex County Tax 


36074.15 


Refund on Taxes 


25.90 


Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 1929, Refund 


1.85 


Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 1930, Refunds 


789.15 


Water Charge, Refund 


8.52 


Bank Tax 


4.54 


Total Payments 


1003179.90 



TREASURERS CASH 



Balance on hand, January 1, 1930 95176.68 
Receipts, 1930 996307.91 



Payments, 1930 



Balance on hand, December 31. 1930 



1091484.59 
1003179.90 

88304.69 



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Appropriations for 1930 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 




Town Officers 


18250.00 




Assessors' Survey 


3000.00 




Damages to Persons and Property 


3000.00 




Election and Registration 


2200.00 




Town Hall 


4200.00 


30650.00 
ERTY 


PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROP] 


Police Department 


29000.00 




Fire Department 


29500,00 




Wire Inspector 


350.00 




Sealer of Weights and Measures 


500.00 




Moth Suppression 


5000.00 




Tree Warden 


6000.00 




Forest Fires 


1000.00 


71350.00 



HEALTH AND SANITATION 

Health Department 4500.00 

Sewers 6200.00 

Union Street Sewer, Article 20 6000.00 

Public Dump 500.00 



HIGHWAYS 



Highway Maintenance 
Highway Construction 
North Main Street, Article 4 
Union Street, Article 10 
Snow Removal 
Street Lighting 



50000.00 
22200.00 
35000.00 
9500.00 
12000.00 
21708.00 



17200.00 



150408.00 



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SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES 

School Department 150355.00 

Memorial Hall Library 7411.00 

157766.00 

CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' BENEFITS 

Public Welfare 9500.00 

Infirmary 8000.00 

Mothers' Aid 5000.00 

State and Military Aid 500.00 

Soldiers' Relief 2500.00 

25500.00 

RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED 

Parks and Playgrounds 4500.00 

Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 1600.00 

American Legion Quarters 1250.00 

American Legion Lot 1000.00 

G. A. R. Post 99. Quarters 200.00 

Memorial Day 850.00 

Armistice Day 150. 00 

Town Reports 600.00 

Insurance 7540.00 

Town Scales 125.00 

17815.00 



ENTERPRISES AND CEMETERIES 

Water Maintenance 30000.00 

Water Construction 12000. a) 

Water Extensions, Articles 13 to 19 25000.00 
Spring Grove Cemetery 8000.00 



75000.00 



Interest 25000 .00 

Maturing Debt 55000.00 



Total Appropriations. 1930 625689.00 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 8070.36 



•> 



6 



Appropriation Accounts 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 






Cr. 








Appropriation — Town Officers 








18250.00 


Refund, 1929, Town Clerk's 


Bond 




2.25 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 


Dr. 






29.02 


Selectmen : 










Salaries 




999.96 






Clerical 




625.00 






Stationery and Postage 




20.45 






Printing and Advertising 




14.47 






Carfares, Autos, etc. 




33.50 






Telephone 




40.60 






All Other 




117.50 


1851.48 










Accounting Officer : 










Salary 




885.00 






Stationery and Postage 




13.60 






Printing and Advertising 




3.90 






All Other 




25.00 






Auditors' Salaries 




600.00 


1527.50 










Treasurer : 










Salary 




2000.00 






Clerical 




60.50 






Stationery and Postage 




23.48 






Printing and Advertising 




8.75 






Carfares, Autos, etc. 




3.50 







37 



Premium on Bond 


215.00 


All Other 


.50 


Certification of Notes 




Collector : 




Salary 


2250.00 


Clerical 


442.75 


Stationery and Postage 


241.63 


Printing and Advertising 


40.35 


Telephone 


61.30 


Premium on Bond 


430.00 


All Other 


27.38 


Assessors : 




Salaries 


1199.96 


Clerical 


1802.00 


Stationery and Postage 


115.21 


Printing and Advertising 


318.90 


Carfares, Autos, etc. 


127.65 


All Other 


171.04 


Assistant Assessors' Salaries 


612.25 


Town Counsel 




Town Clerk : 




Salary 


1747.63 


Clerical 


336.50 


Stationery and Postage 


102.62 


Printing and Advertising 


4.90 


Premium on Bond 


10.00 


All Other 


53.30 



2311.73 
22.00 



3493.41 



4347.01 
1284.35 



2254.95 



38 



Moderator 




20.00 




Field Driver 




25.00 




Game Warden 




10.00 




Building Inspector : 








Salary 


450.00 






Printing 


40.00 


490.00 










Public Welfare, Salaries 


and Wages 


643.84 




Totals 


18281.27 


18281.27 


ASSESSORS' SURVEY 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




3000.00 


Survey Expenses 




2991.99 




Balance to Revenue 




8.01 








3000.00 


3000.00 


ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 






Cr. 






Appropriation 






2200.00 


Refund 


Dr. 




.90 


Registrars' Salaries 




214.00 




Election Officers' Wages 




1302.00 




Police Duty 




87.67 




Stationery and Postage 




1.50 




Printing and Advertising 




407.63 




Meals 




45.50 




Carfares, Autos, etc. 




64.50 




All Other 




20.68 




Total expenditures 




2143.48 




Balance to Revenue 




57.42 





2200.90 2200.90 

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MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 

Cr. 



Appropriation 








4200.00 


Transfer from Reserve 


Fund 


Dr. 




400.00 


Janitor's Salary 






1470.00 




All Other 






15.00 




Fuel 






728.99 




Light 






522.36 




Janitor's Supplies 






231.78 




Repairs 






1026.39 




All Other 






584.49 




Total Expenditures 


4579.01 




Balance to Revenue 






20.99 






4600.00 


4600.00 


POLICE DEPARTMENT 








Cr. 






Appropriation 








2««"HM).00 


Refund 




Dr. 




5.00 


Salary, Chief 






2h2S.^ 




Salaries, Patrolmen 






19770.43 




Salaries, Special Police 






1795.06 




Other Employees 






55 . ( >2 




Autos and Repairs 






969.06 




Equipment for Men 






283 . 70 




Repairs to Equipment 






56.29 




Light 






1S1.70 




Printing, Stationery and Posta 


ge 


137.56 




Telephone 






338.30 




Beacons, Signals, Traffic 


Light! 


3, etc. 


1424.29 




All Other 






898.00 




Total Expenditures 


28538.59 




Balance to Revenue 






466.41 






29005.00 


29005.00 



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FIRE DEPARTMENT 
Cr. 



Appropriation 


29500.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Chief 


2628.57 


Salaries, Firemen 


18470.04 


Salaries, Call Men 


2793.75 


Apparatus Equipment 


397.46 


Hose 


760.00 


Equipment for Men 


51.84 


All Other Equipment 


15.75 


Repairs 


862.62 


Gasoline and Oil 


742.27 


Alarm Boxes, etc. 


814.90 


All Other Repairs 


205.37 


Fuel 


748.09 


Light 


257.77 


Repairs to Buildings 


66.33 


Furniture and Furnishings 


7.40 


Laundry Work 


153.63 


All Other Maintenance 


33.21 


Stationery and Postage 


22.80 


Telephone 


169.60 


All Other Expenses 


290.95 



Total Expenditures 29492.35 




Total to Revenue 7.65 




29500.00 


29500.00 


INSPECTOR OF WIRES 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


350.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Wire Inspector 308 . 33 




Other Expenses 30.73 





Total Expenditures 339.08 

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Balance to Revenue 10.92 



350.00 350.00 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

Cr. 

Appropriation 500 . 00 

Dr. 

Salary, Sealer 
Stationery and Postage 
Carfares, Autos, etc 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 

500.00 500.00 

MOTH DEPARTMENT 

5000.00 



400.00 
20.74 
45.25 


465.99 
34.01 





Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




Salary, Moth Superintendent 




525.00 


Labor 




2531.20 


Teams 




118.25 


Stationery and Postage 




4.13 


Telephone 




19.85 


Insecticides 




896.56 


Hardware and Tools 




30.51 


Carfares, Teams, etc. 




290.79 


All Other 




582.91 



Total Expenditures 4999.20 

Balance to Revenue .80 



5000.00 5000.00 

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TREE WARDEN 

Cr. 

Appropriation 6000 . 00 

Dr. 



Tree Warden, Salary 






1282.25 




Labor 






3210.99 




Hardware and Tools 






194.30 




I^oam 






10.00 




Trees 






280.14 




Trucks 






306.18 




All Other 






715.42 




Total Expenditures 




5999.28 




Balance to Revenue 






.72 








6000.00 


6000.00 


BRUSH FIRES 








Cr. 








Appropriation 








1000.00 


Transfers from Reserve Fund 






1021.25 




Dr. 








Wages, Fighting Fires 






1919.00 




Apparatus 






22.00 




Tools 






20.55 




All Other 






59.70 




Total Expenditures 




2021.25 


2021.25 


BOARD 


OF 


HEALTH 






Cr. 








Appropriation 








4500.00 



Dr. 
General Administration : 

Salary, Board of Health 175.00 

Salary, Agent 1500.00 

Stationery and Postage 18.58 

Telephone 55.31 

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All Other 


62.81 


Quarantine and Contagious Diseases : 




Board and Treatment 


3.00 


Medical Attendance 


9.00 


Drugs and Medicines 


6.95 


Groceries and Provisions 


14.73 


Cities and Towns 


60.00 


All Other 


18.94 


Tuberculosis : 




Board and Treatment 


776.10 


Vital Statistics : 




Births 


33.00 


Deaths 


25.75 


Other Expenses : 




Plumbing Inspectors 


192.00 


Fumigation and Disinfectants 


102.45 


Schick Test 


48.97 


Clinic 


45.25 


Drugs and Medicines 


3.00 


All Other 


202.75 


Animal Inspector's Salary 


350.00 


Inspector of Slaughtering 


200.00 


Milk Inspector, Salary 


75.00 


Burying Dead Animals 


39.00 


Total Expenditures 


4017.59 


Balance to Revenue 


482.41 



4500.00 4500.00 

SEWER MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 

Appropriation 6200 . 00 

Dr. 
Administration : 

Superintendent's Salary 261.93 

Asst. Superintendent's Salary 175.00 

Stationery and Postage 37 . 50 

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General : 
Labor 

Tools and Equipment 
Pipe and Fittings 
All Other 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



3087.28 

60.97 

392.59 

2166.36 

6181.63 
18.37 





6200.00 


6200.00 


UNION STREET SEWER- 


-ARTICLE 20 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




6000.00 


Dr. 






Superintendent's Salary 


111.93 




Assistant Superintendent's Salary 


120.00 




Labor 


3675 . 32 




Trucks 


40.38 




Pipe 


463.10 




Supplies 


1291.67 




Total Expenditures 


5702.40 




Balance to 1931 


297.60 






6000.00 


6000.00 


PUBLIC DUMP 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




500.00 


Dr. 






Neils Sorenson, Salary 


387.50 




Balance to Revenue 


112.50 





500.00 

HIGHWAYS— MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 



500.00 



Appropriation 



50000.00 



Dr. 



Superintendent's Salary 1305.85 

Secretary, Board of Public Works 100.00 

Labor 22752.74 

Trucks and Teams 7046.33 

Materials: Broken Stone, Gravel, etc. 13136.06 

Equipment and Repairs 3324.93 

Hay, Grain and Straw 544.20 

Jobbing and Supplies 1150.18 

All Other 637.47 



Total Expenditures 


49997.76 




Balance to Revenue 


2.24 






50000.00 


50000.00 


HIGHWAYS- CONSTRUCTION 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




22200.00 


Dr. 






Materials : Stone, Gravel, etc. 


15365.54 




Equipment 


247.53 




Labor 


5708.56 




Trucks and Teams 


677.18 




All Other 


200.50 




Total Expenditures 


22199.31 




Balance to Revenue 


.69 





22200.00 22200.00 
NORTH MAIN STREET (ARTICLE 4) 

Cr. 



1929 Balance 
Appropriation 
Reimbursements from State and County 

46 



8681.35 
35000.00 

44393.54 



Dr. 



Trucks and Teams 


48.38 


Labor 


484.67 


Contract 


61195.17 


All Other 


15696.82 


Transfer to Article 10, Union Street 


5000.00 


Total Expenditures 


82425.04 


Balance to 1931 


5649.85 



88074.89 
ARTICLE 10— UNION STREET 

Cr. 
Appropriation 

Transfer from! Article 4, North Main Street 
Reimbursements from State and County 

Dr. 
Labor 1034.63 

Contract 21457.17 

All Other 2683.77 



88074.89 



9500.00 

5000.00 

14114.29 



Total Expenditures 


25175.57 




Balance to 1931 


3438.72 






28614.29 


28614.29 


SNOW REMOVAL 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




12000.00 


Transfers from Reserve Fund 




1973.88 


Dr. 






Salary, Superintendent 


37.31 




Labor 


6198.94 




Teams, Plows, etc. 


6062.66 




All Other 


1674.97 




Total Expenditures 


13973.88 





13973.88 13973.88 



47 



STREET LIGHTING 

Cr. 

Appropriation 21708.00 

Dr. 
Lighting 19412.83 

All Other 54.65 



Total Expenditures 1 9467 . 48 

Balance to Revenue 2240.52 



21708.00 21708.00 
PUBLIC WELFARE 



Cr. 






Appropriation 




9500.00 


Refund 




4.00 


Transfers from Reserve Fund 




871.96 


Dr. 






Lotta Johnson, Salary 


196.43 




Town Physician 


150.00 




Groceries and Provisions 


1926. 68 




Coal and Wood 


163.50 




Board and Care 


177.30 




Medicine and Medical Attendance 


27.00 




State Institutions 


2160.37 




Cash Payments 


3406.75 




All Other 


169.20 




By other Cities 


1963.73 




By other Towns 


26.00 




Total Expenditures 


10375.96 





10375.96 10375.96 

AIDING MOTHERS WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN 

Cr. 
Appropriation 5000.00 

48 



Dr. 



Cash Payments 
Balance to Revenue 



3440.75 
1559.25 



5000.00 



5000.00 



Appropriation 



INFIRMARY EXPENSES 

Cr. 



Dr. 



8000.00 



Salary, Superintendent 

Other Employees 

Groceries and Provisions 

Dry Goods and Clothing 

Buildings 

Fuel and Light 

Physician 

All Other 






900.00 
1338.75 
2937.82 
652.41 
534.59 
884.63 
100.00 
625.30 




Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


7973.50 
26.50 




« 


8000.00 


8000.00 




STATE AID 






Appropriation 


Cr. 
Dr. 






500.00 


Cash Payments 
Balance to Revenue 






107.00 
393.00 






500.00 


500.00 


SOLDIERS* 


RELIEF 






Cr. 








Appropriation 








2500.00 



49 



Dr. 



Fuel 




34.38 




Groceries and Provisions 


305.51 




Rent 




132.00 




Cash Payments, S 


undry Persons 
ires 


598.47 




Total Expenditt 


1070.36 




Balance to Reve 


nue 


1429.64 






2500.00 


2500.00 




SCHOOLS 








Cr. 






Appropriations 






150355.00 


Refunds 


Dr. 
General : 




3.10 


Superintendent' 


s Salary 


4300.00 




Clerk's Salary 




929.70 




Truant Officer 




100.00 




Printing, Stationery and Postage 


266.25 




Telephone 




124.42 




Traveling Expenses 


62.80 




Nurses 




2398.06 




All Other 




1067.10 






Teachers' Salaries 


• • 




High 




31079.68 




Elementary 




70730.78 






Text Books and Supplies: 




Hisrh 




2439.80 





Elementary 

High 

Elementary 

Evening 

High 
Elementary 



Tuition: 



Transportation: 



3191.69 

69.12 
421.53 
591.40 

2727 .36 
7768.98 



50 





Janitors' Salaries: 


High 


1581.34 


Elementary 


6799.96 




Fuel and Light: 


High 


1392.14 


Elementary 


4588.02 



Maintenance, Buildings and Grounds 

High : 

Repairs 812.94 

Janitors' Supplies 169.45 

All Other 54.45 

Elementary 

Repairs 4802.79 

Janitors' Supplies 256.91 

All Other 403.34 



Furniture and Furnishings: 

High . . 287.90 
Elementary 5 . 25 


Other Expenses 

Rent 

Diplomas and Graduation Exercises 

Physician 

All Other 


• 
• 

100.00 

72.10 

216.66 

535.83 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


150347.75 
10.35 



150358.10 15.0358.10 

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 

Cr. 

Appropriation 7411.00 

Dog Tax 892.94 

Income from Investments 3459.99 

51 



Dr. 



Salary, Librarian 


1999.98 


Salary, Assistant Librarians 


3825.61 


Salaries, Janitors 


1910.68 


Books 


1381.85 


Periodicals 


255.83 


All Other 


4.75 


Binding Books 


507 . 24 


Binding Periodicals 


76.61 


Fuel 


836.06 


Light 


258.51 


Repairs to Buildings 


68.58 


Furniture and Furnishings 


106.95 


All Other 


310.93 


Stationery, Printing and Postage 


84.05 


Insurance 


12.50 


Total Expenditures 


11640.13 


Balance to Revenue 


123.80 




11763.93 11763.93 



POMPS POND BATHING BEACH 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



Labor 
Equipment 
All Other 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



Dr. 



1 2 ( )2 . 04 

237.28 

65.02 

1595.24 
4.76 

1600.00 



1600.00 



1600.00 



52 



PARKS AND PLAYSTEAD 

Cr. 

Appropriation 
Gift to Playground 

Dr. 
Labor 
Equipment 
Gravel, Loam, etc. 
Trees 
Seed 
Fertilizer 
Apparatus 
All Other 

Total Expenditures • 
Balance to Revenue 

4550.01 4550.01 

DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Cr. 
Appropriation 3000.00 

Dr. 

Damages, Sundry Persons 274.91 

Balance to Revenue 2725 . 09 





4500.00 




50.01 


3288.21 




186.51 




268.71 




19.20 




62.75 




50.50 




558.00 




114.26 




4548.14 




1.87 





3000.00 3000.00 

AMERICAN LEGION QUARTERS 

Cr. 

Appropriation 1 250 . 00 

Dr. 
Rent 600.00 

Janitor's Services 250.00 

Fuel and Light 361 . 37 



Total Expenditures 1211.37 

Balance to Revenue 38.63 



1250.00 1250.00 



53 



AMERICAN LEGION LOT— ARTICLE 9 

Cr. 

Appropriation 1000 . 00 

Dr. 
Perpetual Care of Lot 500.00 

Labor 105.00 

Curbing on Lot 395.00 



Total Expenditures 1000.00 

POST 99, G. A. R. 

Cr. 

Appropriation 

Dr. 
Rent 80.00 

Balance to Revenue 120.00 



1000.00 



200.00 







200.00 


200.00 




INSURANCE 








Cr. 






Appropriation 






7540.00 


Refunds 


Dr. 




373.61 


Sundry Persons 




7228.50 




Balance to Revenue 




685 . 1 1 








7913.61 


7913.61 




MEMORIAL DAY 








Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




850.00 


G. A. R. 




750.20 




American Legion 




36.00 




Total Expenditures 




786.20 




Balance to Revenue 




63.80 





850.00 



850.00 



54 



Appropriation 

Sundry Persons 
Balance to Revenue 



ARMISTICE DAY 

Cr. 

Dr. 



50.00 
100.00 







150.00 




TOWN REPORTS 






Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




Andover Press 


• 


359.00 


Balance to Revenue 




241.00 






600.00 




TOWN SCALES 






Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




Sundry 




4.44 


Public Weigher 




100.00 


Total Expenditures 




104.44 


Balance to Revenue 




20.56 



125.00 



ESSEX SANATORIUM 
Cr. 



From Tax Levy 



Dr. 



Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 



8070.36 



8070.36 



150.00 



150.00 



600.00 



600.00 



125.00 



125.00 



8070.36 



8070.36 



55 



WATER MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



Dr. 



General Administration : 



30000.00 



Salary, Superintendent 


855.00 


Salary, Clerk 


1370.00 


Salary, Assistant Superintendent 


1090.00 


Stationery and Postage 


391.90 


Printing and Advertising 


4.75 


Telephone 


465.06 


All Other 


677 . 45 


General : 




Labor 


8305.70 


Teams and Trucks 


2207.24 


Pipe and Fittings 


178.61 


Meters and Fittings 


366.65 


Freight 


3.33 


Supplies 


483.53 


Gas and Light 


5.66 


All Other General Expenses 


931.25 


Pumping Station: 




Salaries, Engineers 


4505.00 


Labor 


195.70 


Oil, Waste and Packing 


129.29 


Coal 


2283.35 


Repairs on Buildings and Pumps 


1573.58 


Light and Power 


3542.64 


All Other 


408.12 


Total Expenditures 


29973.81 


Balance to Revenue 


26.19 


■ 


30000.00 30000.00 



56 



WATER CONSTRUCTION 

Cr. 



Appropriation 


12000.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Superintendent 


540.00 


Salary, Assistant Superintendent 


145.00 


Labor 


4380.31 


Pipe and Fittings 


5959.96 


All Other 


969.42 


Total Expenditures 


11994.69 


Balance to Revenue 


5.31 



12000.00 12000.00 

WATER MAINTENANCE— Transfer from Reserve Fund 

Cr. 

Transfers from Reserve Fund 700.00 

Dr. 
Labor 699.93 

Balance to Revenue .07 







700.00 700.00 


WATER EXTENSIONS- 


-Articles 13 to 19 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 


25000.00 


Salary, Superintendent 




298.48 


Salary, Assistant Superintendent 


395.00 


Labor 




11545.08 


Pipe and Fittings 




9185.99 


Hydrants 




1988.68 


Teams and Trucks 




228.44 


Supplies 




1105.70 


All Other 




234.78 


Total Expenditures 


24982.15 


Balance to 1931 


» 


17.85 



25000.00 25000.00 



57 



SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



8000.00 



Dr. 



Salary, Superintendent 

Salary, Clerk 

Labor 

Ashes, Loam, Sand, etc. 

Shrubs, etc. 

Markers 

Tools 

Teams 

Grading 

All Other 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



1800.00 




200.00 




3449.54 




415.54 




330.50 




5.00 




406.92 




326.07 




500.00 




565.09 




7998.66 




1.34 





8000.00 



8000.00 



INTEREST 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



Dr. 



Interest on Temporary Loans 
All Other 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 





25000.00 


4075.30 




17705.00 




21780.30 




3219.70 




25000.00 


25000.00 



58 





MATURING DEBT 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


. Dr. 




55000.00 


General Loans : 








Hospital 




7000.00 




Sewer 




12000.00 




School 




17000.00 




Library 




10000.00 




Water 




9000.00 






55000.00 


55000.00 




SMITH— HUGHES 


FUND 






Cr. 






From State 


Dr. 




152.37 


Pay Rolls 




152.37 





152.37 
TEMPORARY LOANS 

F. S. Mosely and Co., Notes 138-144 (Rate 3.31) 
Harris, Forbes & Co., Inc., Notes 145-148 (Rate 2.25) 
Repaid Loans 250000.00 



250000.00 
RESERVE FUND 

Transferred from Overlay Reserve 

Transferred to Brush Fires 1021 .25 

Transferred to Water Maintenance 700.00 

Transferred to Snow Removal 1973 . 88 

Transferred to Public Welfare 871 .96 

Transferred to Town Officers 29.02 

Transferred to Town Hall 400 . 00 



152.37 

150000.00 
100000.00 



250000.00 
5000.00 



Total Transfers 

Balance to Overlay Reserve 



4996.11 
3.89 

5000.00 



5000.00 



59 



ACCOUNTING TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS 

Taxes 1925 







Dr. 


Cr. 


w 

Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1930 


38.34 




Abatements, 1930 


Taxes 1926 




38.34 


Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1930 


46.73 




Abatements, 1930 


Taxes 1927 




46.73 


Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1930 


43.46 




Abatements, 1930 


Taxes 1928 




43.46 


Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1930 


29506.14 




Collected, 1930 






25187.13 


Abated 






738.87 


Balance to 1931 






3580.14 




29506.14 


29506.14 




Taxes 1929 






Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1930 


72872.35 




Additional Commitment 




10.20 




Collected, 1930 






38359.87 


Abated 






680.18 


Balance to 1931 






33842.50 




72882.55 


72882.55 




Taxes 1930 






Commitment 1930 




447662.57 




December Commitment 




313.44 




Adjustment — Refund 




25.90 




Collected in 1930 






368452.06 


Abatements 






513.96 


Balance to 1931 






79035.89 




448001.91 


448001.91 



60 



Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 1929 





Dr. 


Cr. 


Balance Uncollected January 1, 1930 


4827.86 




Commitment 


64.61 




Refund 


1.85 




Collected in 1930 




3674.30 


Abatements 




191.80 


Balance to 1931 




1028.22 



4894.32 4894.32 

Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 1930 

Commitments 281 37 . 56 

Refunds 789.15 

Collected in 1930 21940.02 

Abatements 2240 . 00 

Balance to 1931 4746.69 



28926.71 


28926.71 


Moth Assessments 1928 




Uncollected Balance January 1, 1930 88.75 




Collected in 1930 


88.10 


Balance to 1931 


.65 



88.75 88.75 

Moth Assessments 1929 

Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1930 174.35 



Collected 1930 


96.65 


Balance to 1931 


77.70 


174.35 


174.35 


Moth Assessments 1930 




Commitment, 1930 1643.25 




Collected 1930 


1385.10 


Abated 


.65 


Balance to 1931 


257.50 



1643.25 1643.25 

61 



Sewer Assessments 

Dr. Cr. 

Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1930 3812. 14 

Collected 1930 679.85 

Balance to 1931 3132.29 



3812.14 3812.14 

Sidewalk Assessments 

Uncollected Balance, January 1. 1930 54.71 

Balance to 1931 54.71 





Overlay 1925 










Dr. 


Cr. 


Balance, January 1 


, 1930 




38.34 


Abatement 




38.34 








38.34 


38.34 




Overlay 192(i 






Balance, January 


1. 1930 




46 . 73 


Abatement 




46.73 





46.73 46.73 

Overlay 1927 

Balance, January 1, 1930 43.46 

Abatement 43.46 



43.46 43.46 

Overlay 1928 

Balance, January 1, 1930 5711.16 

Abatements 738 . 87 

Balance to 1931 4972.29 



5711.16 5711.16 



62 



Overlay 1929 



Balance, January 1, 1930 

Abatements 

Balance to 1931 



680.18 
3942.00 



Water Department 

Accounts Receivable 
Charges, Accounts Receivable 47743 . 92 

Collected in 1930 
Abated 
Balance to 1931 



4622.18 





4622.18 


4622.18 


Overlay 


1930 






Dr. 


Cr. 


Appropriation 




3180.94 


Abatements 


513.96 




Balance to 1931 


2666 . 98 






3180.94 


3180.94 


Overlay Reserve Fund 




Balance, January 1, 1930 




40565.50 


Balance Reserve Fund, 1930 




3.89 


Transfer to Reserve Fund 


5000.00 




Balance to 1931 


35569.39 




. 


40569.39 


40569.39 


Departmental Accounts 




Receivable 




Charges, Accounts Receivable 


16781.89 




Collected in 1930 




10567.64 


Balance to 1931 




6214.25 



16781.89 16781.89 







45234.60 

168.06 

2341.26 


63- 


47743.92 


47743.92 



Excess and Deficiency 


Account 




Cr. 








Balance, January 1, 1930 






134214.75 


Transfers, etc. 






1117.45 


Adjustments 






13.49 


Revenue, 1930 






32716.22 


Dr. 








x\ppropriation 


25000.00 




Adjustment 


10 


.20 




Balance to 1931 


143051 


.71 






168061 


.91 


168061.91 



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65 



Richardson Fund — Shawsheen Village School 

Dr. 

Balance, January 1, 1930 1143.46 

Andover Savings Bank, Interest 57.87 



Cr. 
Deposits, Andover Savings Bank 1201 .33 



Draper Fund 






Dr. 






Balance, January 1, 1930 


1165 


.96 


Andover Savings Bank, Interest 


58. 


12 


Cr. 






Anna E. Chase, Pageant Expense s 


34. 


82 


Deposit. Andover Savings Bank 


1189. 


2(> 



Edward Taylor Fund — Fuel 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1. 1930 447.40 

Andover Savings Bank. Interest 22.0,2 



Cr. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 470.02 



Dr. Edward C. Conroy School Fund 

Dr. 

Balance, January 1, 1930 2X7.5? 

Andover Savings Bank, Interest 14.27 



Cr. 
Nathan C. Hamblin, Principal 10.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 291 .82 



66 



1201.33 



1201.33 



1224.08 



1224.08 



470.02 



470.02 



301.82 



301.82 



Holt School Fund 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1930 231.02 

Andover Savings Bank, Interest 11.67 



Cr. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 242.69 



Varnum Lincoln Spelling Fund 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1930 575.35 

Andover Savings Bank, Interest 28 . 59 



Cr. 




Henry C. Sanborn, Superintendent 


20.00 


Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 


583.94 


Alfred V. Lincoln Spelling 


Fund 


Dr. 




Balance, January 1, 1930 


534.48 


Andover Savings Bank, Interest 


26.40 



Cr. 

Henry C Sanborn, Superintendent 25.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 535.88 



Emeline S. Lincoln Fund — A. V. I. S. 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1930 1025.00 

Andover Savings Bank, Interest 50.62 



Cr. 
Treasurer, A. V. I. S. 50.62 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 1025.00 



67. 



242.69 



242.69 



603.94 



603.94 



560.88 



560.88 



1075.62 



1075.62 



Isaac Giddings Burial Ground Fund 

Dr. 

Balance, January 1, 1930 1000.00 

Andover Savings Bank, Interest 50.62 

1050.62 

Cr. 

South Parish Cemetery Trustees 50.62 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 1000.00 

1050.62 

Abbie M. Smart Special Cemetery Fund 

Dr. 

Balance, January 1. 1930 1105.73 

Andover Savings Bank, Interest 55-34 

1161.07 



Cr. 
George D. Milieu 48.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 1 1 13.07 



1161 .07 



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JOHN CORNELL FUND 



Principal Fund 5000.00 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank 1000.00 

Deposited in Essex Savings Bank 1000.00 

Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank 1000.00 

Central Savings Bank 1000.00 

City Institution for Savings 1000.00 



5000.00 



Receipts 

Balance from last account 142.69 

Income 240.00 



Expenditures 

Expended for coal and wood 276.00 

Balance on hand 106.69 



382.69 



382.69 



JOHN C. ANGUS 
CHARLES N. MARLAND 
W. DACRE WALKER 

Trustees 



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TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 



Year Ending December 31, 1930 

MYRON E. GUTTERSON Rev. NEWMAN MATTHEWS 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL HEXRY G. TYER 
JOHN H. CAMPION Rev. FREDERICK B. XOSS 

Rev. CHARLES W. HEX KY EDMOND E. HAMMOND 



PRINCIPAL FUND 

January 1, 1930 

Cash in Banks 25725.00 

Real Estate Mortgages 26275.00 

Loan Secured by Collateral 25000.00 



December 31, 1930 

Cash in Banks 50425 . 00 

Real Estate A I ortgages 2M50 . 00 

Real Estate, (Sackville & Sheafe Sts., 

Charlestown) 3325.00 



INCOME ACCOUNT 

January 1, 1930 

Cash on hand 2385.62 

Interest received 4759.53 



77000.00 



77000.00 



7145.15 



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EXPENDITURES 



M. E. Stevens, Instructor 


1300.00 


N. C. Hamblin, Principal 


1100.00 


Ruth F. Higgins, (Substitute) 


850.00 


Insurance 


19.65 


Safe Deposit Box Rent 


10.00 


Legal Expenses 


175.30 


N. C. Hamblin, acct. Athletic Assoc. 


50.00 


Stationery 


1.00 


Expenses 


9.10 


E. E. Hammond, Salary 


200.00 


Cash on hand, December 31, 1930 


3430.10 



GOLDSMITH FUND 

January 1, 1930 

Cash in Savings Bank 295 . 10 

Dividends received 14.92 



December 31. 1930 

Prizes awarded 10.00 

Cash in Savings Bank 300.02 



RESERVE FUND 

January 1, 1930 

Cash in Savings Bank 3555.89 

Interest received 179.97 



7145.15 



310.02 



310.02 



3735.86 



December 31, 1930 

Cash in Savings Bank 3735.86 

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DRAPER FUXD 



January 1. 1930 
Cash on hand 
Interest received 

December 31, 1930 
Scholarships awarded 
Cash in Savings Bank 



BARNARD FUND 

January 1, 1930 

Cash on hand 25.50 

Dividends, Union Pacific Railroad 40.00 



1643.71 




83.17 






1726.88 


100.00 


1626.88 






1726.88 



Prizks Awarded 



First 


20.00 


Second 


12.00 


Third 


8.00 


December 31, 1930, Cash on hand 


25.50 



65 . 50 



65 . 50 



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FUNDED DEBT 



Water Bonds, 4% (2000 due 1931) 11000.00 
Water Bonds, 3%% (3000 due 1931) 8000.00 

Water Bonds, 4% % ( 4000 due 1 93 1 ) 8000 . 00 

Sewer Bonds, 5% (2000 due 1931) 20000.00 

Sewer Bonds, 4^% (5000 due 1931) 115000.00 
High School Bonds, 4% (5000 due 1931) 30000.00 
Shawsheen School Bonds, 4% % ( 12000 

due 1931) 146000.00 
Essex Sanatorium Bonds, 4^% (7000 

due 1931) 28000.00 

Library Bonds, 4% (10000 due 1931) 10000.00 



FUNDED DEBT MATURING IN 1931 



Water Bonds, 4%, due 1931 2000.00 

Water Bonds. 3%%, due 1931 3000.00 

Water Bonds, 4%%, due 1931 4000.00 

Sewer Bonds, 5%, due 1931 2000.00 

Sewer Bonds, 4%%, due 1931 5000.00 

High School Bonds, 4%, due 1931 5000.00 

Shawsheen School Bonds, 41/4%, due 1931 12000.00 
Essex Sanatorium Bonds, 414 % , due 1931 7000 . 00 
Library Bonds, 4%, due 1931 10000.00 



376000.00 



50000.00 



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1928 
1929 
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Total Valuation Abatement Valuation Net Valuation 
17576309.00 141716.00 17434593.00 

18486034.00 135644.00 18350390.00 

18231363.00 97110.00 18134253.00 



Net Valuation for three years : 
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3% of Average Valuation 

Total Funded Debt 376000.00 

Less Exempted Loans : 

Outside Debt Limit 316000.00 



60000.00 



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Report of State Audit 



MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF 
CHAPTER 44 GENERAL LAW'S 

As directed by you, I have made an audit of the books and 
accounts of the Town of Andover for the period from ( October 
30, 1928, the date of the previous audit, to April 14. 1930. and 
have installed a system of accounts as petitioned for by vote of 
the town and in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44 
of the General Laws, the following report being submitted 
thereon : — 

The financial transactions of the town, as recorded on the 
books of the several departments receiving or disbursing money 
for the town or committing bills for collection, were examined 
for the period covered by the audit. 

The books and accounts of the town treasurer were examined 
and checked in detail. The cash book footings were proved and 
the recorded receipts were verified by a comparison with tin- 
records in the several departments collecting money tor the 
town and with other sources from which money was paid into 
the town treasury. 

The recorded payments were checked with the original vouch- 
ers and with the selectmen's orders authorizing the treasurer 
to disburse town funds. 

The payments of debt and interest were verified by a compari- 
son with the amounts falling due and with the cancelled lends. 
notes, and coupons on file. 

The cash balance o\ April 14. 1930. was verified by an actual 
count of the cash in the office and by a reconciliation of the bank- 
account with a statement received from the bank of deposit. 

The appropriation accounts were checked with the town clerk's 
records of appropriations voted by the town, the transfers from 
the reserve fund being' checked with the selectmen's records. 

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General ledger accounts were compiled and analyzed, a trial 
balance was taken off, and a balance sheet, which is appended to 
this report, was prepared showing the financial condition of the 
town on April 14, 1930. 

In examining vouchers, it was found that payments were made 
in 1930 for town counsel services from March 1, 1929 to March 
1, 1930 and for call firemen from May 1, 1929 to April 30, 
1930. The town's fiscal year ends on December 31. and therefore 
appropriations intended for payment of expenses incurred in a 
current year should not be used for the payment of previous 
year's bills. 

It was also noted that various departments had purchased 
motor equipment without a specific vote of the town, and that 
in some cases allowances on the cost of the new equipment were 
made for the old vehicles. The proceeds from the disposal of 
old equipment should be treated as town receipts, unless other- 
wise authorized by town vote. 

The refund on account of the Essex Sanatorium which was 
received from the county in 1925 was placed in a savings account, 
which sum, together with the accumulated interest thereon, has 
been used for the payment of hospital debt and an assessment 
by the county in 1929. Interest on all cash on deposit, other 
than trust funds, should be recorded on the treasurer's cash 
book in the same manner as any other general receipts. 

The practice of crediting certain library receipts to the 
Memorial Hall Library account is to be discontinued in the 
future, as required by the provisions of Section 53, Chapter 44, 
General Laws. 

The books and accounts in the tax collector's office were 
examined and checked in detail. The commitments were checked 
with the assessors' warrants, the recorded collections were proved 
with the commitment books, the payments to the treasurer were 
verified by a comparison with the treasurer's records, the abate- 
ments were checked with the assessors' records of abatements 
granted, and the outstanding accounts were listed and reconciled. 

The outstanding accounts were further verified by mailing 
notices to a number of persons whose names appeared on the 

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books as owing money to the town, the replies received thereto 
indicating that the outstanding accounts, as listed, are correct. 

The collector's cash on hand on April 14, 1930, was counted 
and reconciled to the cash book balances. 

The town clerk's records of hunting and fishing licenses for 
the state, and of dog licenses for the county, were examined, 
the recorded payments to the state and county, respectively, be- 
ing verified. 

The town clerk's records of licenses issued for the town were 
examined and checked to the selectmen's records of licenses 
granted, and the recorded payments to the treasurer were com- 
pared with the treasurer's books. 

The books and accounts of the department of public works 
were examined and checked. The records of charges were 
analyzed and proved, the recorded collections were compared 
with the payments to the treasurer, and the outstanding accounts 
were listed and proved. The cash book footings were proved 
and reconciled, and the cash balance on April 14. L930, wa> 
verified. 

It was found that necessary abatements have been made at the 
discretion of the clerk, and it is recommended that, in the future, 
they be listed and bear the written approval of the l>oard of 
public works. 

In addition to the departments and accounts mentioned, the 
records of all other departments collecting money for the town, 
or committing bills for collection, were examined and checked. 

The savings bank books and securities representing the invest- 
ment of trust funds held by the town were examined and veri- 
fied, the income being proved and the disbursements verified. 

The surety bonds of the town treasurer, collector, and town 
clerk were examined and found to be in proper form. The bonds 
of the treasurer of the trustees of the school funds, of the 
library treasurer, and of the clerk of the water division are in 
the form of continuation certificates, in which connection it is 
recommended that new bonds be secured annually, similar in 
form to that of the town treasurer. 

In addition to the balance sheet, there are appended here 
with tables showing a reconciliation of the treasurer's, tax col- 

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lector's, town clerk's, and water division cash, together with 
summaries of the tax and assessment accounts, and of depart- 
mental and trust funds transactions. 

The books and accounts under the new system of accounting' 
for the town were opened as of January 1, 1930, and the financial 
transactions to April 14, 1930, were entered therein, further 
entries being made and instructions to the accounting officer given 
to the close of June. 

A true copy attest, 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW 

Town Clerk 



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87 



Report of Tax Collector 



1928 






Amount of warrant 




$29,506.14 


Amount of Moth warrant 




88.75 


Amount of interest 




3,303.58 


Taxes collected 


$25,187.13 




Taxes on hand 


3.092.64 




Moth collected 


88.10 




Moth on hand 


.65 




Interest 


2,817.19 




Interest on hand 


486.39 




Taxes abated 


738.87 




Taxes uncollected 


487.50 






<U.89RA7 


$32,898.47 


1929 






Amount of warrant 




S72.872.35 


Added to warrant 




10.20 


Amount of Moth warrant 




174.35 


Amount of Excise warrant 




4,827.86 


Added to Excise warrant 




64.61 


Interest 




1.756.65 


Taxes collected 


$?>x.y?7.!<7 




Moth collected 


96.65 




Excise collected 


3,674.30 




Interest 


1,756.65 




Taxes abated 


680.18 




Excise abated 


1S9.95 




Taxes uncollected 


33.842.50 




Tax paid — to be refunded in '31 


2.00 




Moth uncollected 


77.70 




Excise uncollected 


1,028.22 






$79,706.02 


$79,706.02 



88 



1930 



Amount of warrant 




S447.662 


57 


Amount of December warrant 




313 


44 


Amount of Moth warrant 




1.643 


25 


Amount of Excise warrant 




28.137 


56 


Interest 




114 


71 


Taxes collected 


$368,452.06 






Moth collected 


1,385.10 






Excise tax collected 


21,940.02 






Interest 


114.71 






Taxes abated 


482.88 






Excise abated 


1.407.39 






Excise tax paid — to be refunded in 


'31 43.46 






Moth abated 


.65 






Taxes uncollected 


79,035.89 






Tax paid — to be refunded in '31 


5.18 






Moth uncollected 


257.50 






Excise uncollected 


4,746.69 








$477,871 . 53 


S477,871 . 


53 



SUMMARY COLLECTOR'S CASH ACCOUNT. 1930 
Amount Collected and Paid to Town Treasurer 





Taxes 


1 
Moth Excise Interest 

1 1 


Total 


1928 
1929 
1930 


$25187.13 

38359.87 

368452.06 


$88.10 $2817.19 

96.65 $3674.30 1756.78 

1385.10 21940.02 114.71 


$28092.42 

43887.60 

391891.89 


$431999.06 $1569.85 

1 


$25614.32 $4688.68 

1 


$463871.91 



'28 

Cash on hand $3092.64 



.65 $486.39 $3579.68 

WILLIAM B. CHEEVER 

Collector of Taxes 



89 



Assessors' Report 



We herewith submit our annual report : 
Number of assessed polls, 2853 
Personal estate S 3,939,308.00 

Real estate 13.124.500.00 





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Tax on polls 


5,706.00 




Tax on Personal estate 


102,029.08 




Tax on Real estate 


339,927.49 


$447,662.57 
1 .643 . 2? 


Moth Assessment 




Abatements 






Persona] 


$ 60. 48 




Real 


453.48 




Moth 


.65 


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Rate of Taxation per $1000 $25.90 

Number of avsi^sed 

Horses 224 

Cows 737 

Sheep 2 

Neat Cattle 102 

Swine 340 

Fowl 29,550 

Dwellings 2,322 

Acres of land 17,554% 



90 



DECEMBER ASSESSMENTS 
Number of assessed polls 31 



Personal estate 


$2,000.00 




Real estate 


7,690.00 


$9,690.00 






Tax on polls 


$ 62.00 




Tax on Personal 


51.80 




Tax on Real estate 


199.64 


$313.44 






MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAX 




Number, of vehicles assessed 




3016 


Assessed valuation 


$1,159,865.00 


Tax 




28,137.56 


Abatements 




2,240.00 


Rate per $1000 




29.12 



FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Board of Assessors 



91 



MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES AND PUBLIC 
IMPROVEMENTS 





Land and 


Equip, and i 


Total 




Buildings 
$ 70000 


other property 


Town Hall 


1 8000 


$ 78000 


Fire Department 


48000 


40000 


88000 


Police Department 




1000 


1000 


Schools 


491700 


10000 


501700 


Library 


90000 


10000 


100000 


Water Department 


79950 


443050 


5230(10 


Sewer Department 


5000 


480001) 


485000 


Highway Department 




650U 


6500 


Tree Warden and Moth 








Department 




5000 


5000 


Infirmary 


41500 


7500 


49000 


Park. Department 


4U350 




40350 


Cemeteries 


30000 


500 


30500 


Weights and Measures 




350 


350 


Town Scales 




1000 


1000 


Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale 


sooo 




5000 


Punchard School Fund 




77150 


77150 


Memorial Hall Invest. Funds 




73100 


73100 


Nine Acres Land, Burnham Rd. 


2800 




2800 


Pomps Pond Beach 


3500 




35UII 


Totals 


5907,800 


$1,163,150 


f 2,070,950 



92 



Treasurers Report 



A detailed statement of receipts and disbursements, prepared 
by the Accounting Officers, will be found elsewhere in the Town 
Report, and may be summarized as follows : 

Balance, January 1, 1930 $ 95,176.68 

Total Receipts 996,307.91 

Total Disbursements $1,003,179.90 

Balance, January 1, 1931 88,304.69 



$1,091,484.59 $1,091,484.59 

The disbursements were in accordance with 66 warrants signed 
by the Board of Selectmen. 

Worthy of note is the reduction of the funded debt to 
$376,000.00 from $776,500.00 on January 1, 1924, and of interest 
charges from $39,171.09 in 1924 to $21,780.30 in 1930. 

THAXTER EATON 

Town Treasurer 



93 



Charities Department 



The increased expenditures in the Outside Relief was due to 
the increased amounts paid to other cities and towns and to state 
institutions. 

Mrs. Lotta Johnson has done excellent work for the community 
in co-ordinating the work of the town with the man}' associations 
and individuals in caring for the needs of the unemployed. 

The Board is grateful for the assistance given by the charitable 
associations, churches and individuals whose help greatly assisted 
in the relief work of the town. 

Mrs. Bertha Thornton has been a careful and efficient matron 
at the Infirmary. 

The buildings and - equipment at the Infirmary are in good 
condition. 

Twelve (12) people are now being cared for at our Infirmary; 
six were admitted during the year and >ix discharged. 

FRANK H. H.\RJ)Y 
JERK.MI. \TT J. DATA' 
ANDREW McTERNEN 

/>(>(!>■(/ of Public Welfare 



94 



SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 

The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit the following 
report for the year 1930. 

Many trees and shrubs have been planted in various parts 
of the cemetery. 

Our main project this year was the laying out and curbing of 
the Veterans' lot. The expense of same was in excess of the 
extra $500.00 appropriation. Three-fourths of same went into the 
granite curbing- instead of cement. By Memorial Day, we hope 
the lot will be completed and the grass fully started. 

A considerable amount of crushed stone has been laid on many 
of the main driveways. 

Ornamental iron gates have been placed at the southwest gate 
of the cemetery. 

The Trustees again beg the attention of lot owners on the 
west side or older part of the cemetery, whose lots are not now 
under perpetual care, to take advantage of the reasonable terms 
that can now be secured. Mr. Swanton, the superintendent, will 
be very pleased to give full particulars to all those interested. 

Many autoists and also horseback riders drive too swiftly and 
carelessly through the cemetery. We again ask the public who 
so use the cemetery to respect the dead and the cemetery laws. 

Work is still going on in beautifying the old railroad path and 
sides. This work will stretch over a period of years before it 
is fully completed as we can only spend a certain amount each 
year. 

Over $4500.00 has been collected and turned back to the 
town for perpetual care, sale of lots and interments. 

The Trustees recommend an appropriation of $8700 . 00 to carry 
on the work of the cemetery. 

Respectfully submitted, 
WALTER I. MORSE, Chairman 
FRED E. CHEEVER EVERETT M. LUNDGREN 

WALTER E. CURTIS J. W. STARK 

DAVID R. LAWSON FRED A. SWANTON 

FRED E. CHEEVER, Clerk of Board of Trustees 

95 



STATISTICS OF SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



Number of lots sold as per last report 642 

Number sold in 1930 12 



Total number sold 654 

Total number single graves sold 228 

Number sold in 1930 5 



Total number sold 233 

Number of interments as per last report 2060 

Number of interments in 1930 71 



Total number interments 2132 

FRED A. SWANTON 

Superintendent 



96 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 



December 16, 1930 

To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 

Gentlemen : — 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year 1930. 

Scales Sealed Number 

Platform over 5000 lbs. 
Platform under 5000 lbs. 
Counter over 100 lbs. 
Counter under 100 lbs. 
Beam over 100 lbs. 
Beam under 100 lbs. 
Spring over 100 lbs. 
Spring under 100 lbs. 
Computing under 100 lbs. 
Personal Weighing 
Prescription 
Avoirdupois 
Apothecary 

Weights and Measures 



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Vehicle Tanks 
Liquid Measures 
Glass Graduates 
Gasoline Pumps 
Kerosene Pumps 
Quantities on Pumps 
Yardsticks 
Troy Weights 



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97 



Scales of Private Institutions 
Public Schools, Personal Weighing (6) 



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Camp Manning 
Red Cross 
Town Scales 

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Very truly yours, 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH 

Scaler of Weights and Measures 



98 



REPORT OF TREE WARDEN 



The Tree Department has accomplished a good year's work, 
and submits the following report. 

Approximately twenty-five miles of brush on the following 
roadsides and corners have been cut: County, Gould, Gray, 
Rattlesnake, Porter, Rocky Hill, Holt, Haggetts Pond, Chandler, 
Sunset Rock, Bancroft, and Bellevue Roads ; Morton, High, 
Haverhill, North, Osgood, Woburn and Lowell Streets. 

There have been one hundred .fifty Norway Maples and eight 
American Elm trees set out and forty-five dead trees removed. 

The "usual amount of trimming has been done. 

Through the co-operation of the Board of Public.. Works this 
Department was able to procure and place Community Christmas 
Trees in Ballardvale and Andover Square. - - -, . 

Cavities have been filled on trees located on the following 
streets: Chestnut, School, Central, Elm, and Essex, Maple and 
Punchard Avenues. : 

The estimated cost of finishing this work is five hundred 
dollars ($500.00). On account of the unemployment situation 
I would advise that this work be left over until another year 
and the money spent for roadside brushing. 

To carry on the work of this Department, I recommend the 
sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000.00) be appropriated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RALPH T. BERRY 

Tree Warden 



99 



REPORT OF MOTH SUPERINTENDENT 



The condition of the Town regarding the Gypsy moth situa- 
tion is good. Infestation is general but light. About fifty acres 
of woodland in the South district were stripped. This is con- 
siderably less than last year and caused by poor conditions be- 
yond the southern boundaries. We have been helped in our 
work this year by the parasites and wilt disease. 

A few Browntail moth nests were found on private property. 

The willows and poplar trees were heavily infested with the 
Satin moth but by continual spraying the situation is well in hand. 

In addition to street tree spraying we have served several hun- 
dred fruit tree owners, the sum of $1,643.25 being realized from 
private work. 

To carry on the work of this Department I recommend the 
sum of $5,000.00 be appropriated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RALPH T. BERRY 

Moth Superintendent 



100 



REPORT OF BUILDING INSPECTOR 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit my report of the Building Inspector's De- 
partment for the year 1930. 

A total of one hundred nineteen permits were issued ; eighty 
for new work, twenty-three for additions, and sixteen for alter- 
ations. 

Dwellings 10 

Garages (2 or more stalls) 18 

Garages (single stall) 14 

Additions 23 

Alterations 16 

Hen Houses 16 

Brooder Houses 3 

Roadside Stands 4 

Camps 2 

Elevators 2 

Pigeon Coop 
Store 

Storage Shed 
Ice House 

Coal Shed 

Barn 

Log Cabin 

Power Plant 

Fraternity Building 

School Building 

Laboratory 

119 



101 



Dormitories in town containing eight or more rooms above the 
second story were inspected to see that they comply with the law 
relative to safety appliances, and a report of each inspection was 
forwarded to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

The elevators in town were inspected and a report on each 
sent to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDWARD R. LAWSON 

Building Inspector 



102 



TOWN PHYSICIAN'S REPORT 



January 1, 1931 
Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Mass. 

Dear Sirs: — 

I wish to submit the following report of the cases seen and 
treated by myself in the capacity of Town Physician during the 
year nineteen hundred thirty. 

House cases 167 

Office cases 73 

Maternity cases 2 

Respectfully yours, 

JOHN J. HARTIGAN, M.D. 

Town Physician 



103 



ANIMAL INSPECTOR'S REPORT 



January 21, 1931 
To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of And over: 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year ending December 
31, 1930. 

Number of cattle inspected 988 

Number of swine inspected 524 

Number of sheep inspected 15 

Number of stables inspected 104 

Number of cattle condemned affected with tuberculosis 2 

Number of cattle identified and released 204 

Number of dogs quarantined 21 

Number of dogs affected with rabies 1 

KAY S. YOUMANS, D.V.M. 

his pec tor of Animals 



104 



Board of Health Report 



Andover is Considered One of the Healthiest 
Towns in the Commonwealth 

We offer this report as a Memorial to the late Dr. Charles E. 
Abbott. His untiring efforts and kindly advice for thirty-eight 
years has resulted in our possessing an uncontaminated water 
supply, a fine sewerage system, clean and well regulated dairies, 
up to date plumbing regulations and many other important de- 
tails of Health Control. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANKLIN H, STACEY 

GEORGE G. BROWN 



105 



Board of Health Nurse 
and Agent 



To the Board of Health : 

As Nurse and Agent I submit the following report for the year 
1930. There have been 174 contagious diseases reported, classi- 
fied and compared with 1928 and 1929 as follows: 





1930 


1929 


1928 


Anthrax 











Dog Bite 


10 


5 


2 


Bacillary Dysentery 
Encephalitis Lethargica 
Trachoma 







1 
1 
1 







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5 


5 


7 


Epidemic Cerebro-Spinal M< 
Typhoid Fever 
Scarlet Fever 


?ningitis 

7 


1 


20 




1 
13 


Diphtheria 
Chicken Pox 


1 
31 


1 
27 


2 
86 


Whooping Cough 
Measles 


77 
17 


25 

43 


32 
156 


Mumps 

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Lobar Pneumonia 


3 
3 
6 


19 

4 


4 



13 


German Measles 


1 


185 





Septic Sore Throat 
Gonorrhea 



10 



8 




1 


Syphilis 
Influenza 


2 
1 


1 
36 



6 



Total 174 383 324 

106 



1930 


1929 


1928 





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3 


1 


6 


4 


6 


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1 





3 


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Deaths from Contagious Diseases 



Bacillary Dysentery 

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Lobar Pneumonia 

Epidemic Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis 

Diphtheria 

Measles 

Influenza 

Total 8 12 13 

Health conditions in Andover for the past year have been 
excellent. At the time of writing this report the public is being 
informed that influenza has reached an epidemic stage in many 
of the European countries. In certain sections in this state 
there is an increased prevalence of grippe. Pneumonia is one of 
the worst complications which follow colds and influenza. The 
State Department of Health has sent notice to this board that 
there is nothing to warrant any immediate alarm concerning 
influenza. 

Influenza, the common cold, or any respiratory infection is 
spread from secretions of the mouth and nose. One should be 
very careful about hands, coughing, sneezing and expectorating. 

Hygiene cannot be too strongly emphasized ; for if one takes 
the proper amount of plain food, plenty of exercise and sleep 
he will be less susceptible to disease. 

One case of Diphtheria occurred this year. The child was 
18 months old and had not had the Schick Test. Many physi- 
cians recommend this treatment after the child is six months old 
as there is a high mortality at this age from Diphtheria. 

There have been very few cases of Scarlet Fever, Mumps or 
Measles in 1930. Reports of Dog Bite increased in number. 
Whooping Cough and Chicken Pox lead all other diseases. 

The Chadwick Clinic, we believe, is the most beneficial clinic 
ever offered by the State Department of Health. The exami- 

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nations as conducted by this clinic, would have cost, privately, 
about $45.00 per child. This great privilege was offered to every 
parent, or guardian, free. Figures are not available at this date 
as to the results of this clinic. As soon as we receive the final 
tabulations they will be offered through the press. We would 
say at this time, however, that we heartily appreciate the excellent 
co-operation of parents and guardians which made this clinic 
so successful. 

I again call attention to the fact that all contagious diseases 
must be reported by the physician, parent or guardian, to the 
Board of Health. Failure to do this often results in children 
being barred from school, as there is no record of their immunity. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LOTTA JOHNSON, R.N. 

Agent 



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Fire Department 



Andover, Mass., January 1, 1931 

To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the report of the Fire Department from 
January 1, 1930, to January 1, 1931. 

During this time the Department has answered 123 bell and 
130 still alarms. 

We have laid 15,300 feet of 2V> inch, and 3,000 feet of % inch 
hose. 

Value of buildings where fires have occurred was $482,475.00; 
loss on buildings and contents $40,040.00 mostly covered by in- 
surance. 

The equipment consists of one combination pump, hose, and 
booster tank, one combination hose, pump, and chemical, one 
combination hose and chemical, one ladder truck, one brush fire 
truck, one ambulance, and 6,000 feet 2 1 /> inch hose. 

During the year the ambulance has answered 278 calls to take 
sick or injured persons to hospitals or homes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES F. EMERSON 

Chief of Fire Department 



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Police Department 



REPORT OF CHIEF 

To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of 


And over : 




Gentlemen : 










I herewith submit the report of the Police 
year ending December 31st, 1930. 

Whole number of arrests 158. Males 149. 


Department for 
Females 9. 


the 


OFFENSES 








Drunk 








54 


Insane 








4 


Violation Fish and Game Law 








4 


Forgery 
Larceny 
Assault 








2 

11 
3 


Disorderly House 
Safe Keeping 
Disorderly 
Lewdness 








1 
2 
4 
1 


Indecent Assault 








1 


Indecent Exposure 








1 


Breaking and Entering 








7 


Trespassing 
Vagrancy 
Violation of Parole 








5 
5 
2 


Setting Woods on Fire 
Disturbance 








4 
2 


Runaway Boys 

Returned to State Institutions 








3 

2 


Illegal Keeping of Liquor 
Illegal Transportation of Liquor 
Violation N. P. Law 
Unlicensed Dog 
Violation Automobile Law 






• 


1 
1 

3 

1 

34 



158 
no 



AUTOMOBILE VIOLATIONS 

Operating- Automobile while under Inf. Int. Liq. 22 

Operating without license 6 

Operating (speeding) 12 

Refusing to stop when ordered to by an Officer 3 

Unregistered Automobiles 3 
Allowing Auto to be operated by a person under Inf. Int. Liq. 2 

Operating to endanger 14 

Operating after license revoked 2 

Operating after license expired 2 

Operating on left side of road 3 

Passing street car when discharging passengers 2 

Operating Auto without registration 1 
Going away after injury to a person (not making himself 

. . known) 3 
Going away after injury to property (not making himself 

known) 1 

Manslaughter 1 

Operating a motor vehicle without proper lights 1 

••; 78 

DISPOSITION OF CASES 

On file 36 

Paid fines 75 

\ Committed to Danvers State Hospital 7 

Committed to State Farm 3 

Committed to House of Correction (10 days ) 1 

Committed to House of Correction (30 days) 4 

Committed to House of Correction (60 days) 1 

Committed to House of Correction (6 months) 1 

Committed to Shirley School 6 

Suspended sentence to Shirley School 2 

Committed to Concord Reformatory (5 years) 1 

Suspended sentence to Concord Reformatory 2 

Suspended sentence to Lyman School 2 

Returned to State Farm 2 

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Released by Probation Officer 


2 


Held for Grand Jury 


2 


Runaway Boys returned to Essex County School 


2 


Discharged 


6 


Not Guilty 


1 


Probation 


6 


Continued 


4 


Appealed 


7 


Lost Children returned to homes 


2 



172 

MISCELLANEOUS CASES RECEIVING POLICE 

ATTENTION 

Complaints received and investigated 210 

Automobile accidents investigated 173 

Ambulance calls (answered by Police) 28 

Summonses served for out-of-town Police 52 

Automobiles stolen 13 

Automobiles recovered 1 1 

Bicycles stolen 6 

Bicycles recovered 4 

Breaks reported 19 

Breaks investigated 19 

Doors found open and secured 52 

Children reported missing 12 

Children found and returned to parents 12 

Dogs killed by autos 19 

Poles reported down 6 

Street lights reported out 12 

Suicides reported 2 



659 



Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK M. SMITH 

Chief of Police 

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TOWN OF ANDOVER— JURY LIST 

(June 24, 1930) 



Alexander, John P. 
Allen, William A. 
Anderson, Burtt M. 
Anderson, John H. 
Anderson, John S. 
Bailey, Charles L. 
Bailey, Ralph A. 
Bancroft, William A. 
Barnard, Foster C. 
Barrett, Patrick J. 
Beatley, Ralph E. E. 
Berry, Samuel D. 
Black, David D. 
Boutwell, Edward W. 
Bout well, Everett S. 
Buchan, Charles S. 
Buchan, Raymond L. 
Burke, John J. 
Burke, Michael A. 
Burns, David F. 
Cannon, Gordon R. 
Carter, George M. 
Christie, George A. 
Clark, Thomas T. 
Comeau, Arthur N. 
Corliss, William B. 
Dea, Thomas P. 
Deyermond, Robert V. 
Disbrow, George W. 
Doherty, Martin 



Machinist 

Music Store 

Plumber 

Asst. Engineer 

Blacksmith 

Retired 

Salesman 

Meat Business 

Clerk 

Ins. Collector 

Retired 

Farmer 

Insurance 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Furniture Bus. 

Retired 



74 Summer St. 

30 Chestnut St. 

87 Chestnut St. 

94 Poor St. 

87 Chestnut St. 

20 Enmore St. 

Porter Rd. 

Rocky Hill Rd. 

14 High St. 

102 Chestnut St. 

129 Chestnut St. 

174 High St. 

72 Elm St. 

Pleasant St. 

Pleasant St. 

81 Central St. 

Lincoln St. 



Rubber Worker Andover St. 
Undertaker 131 No. Main St. 
Signal Operator Chester St. 

Farmer 54 Salem St. 

Farmer High Plain Rd. 

Real Est. Agt. 7 Arundel St. 
Builder 4 Stirling St. 

Carpenter 26 Salem St. 

Farmer Osgood St. 

Laborer 28 Summer St. 

Janitor 6 Washington Ave. 

Farmer Chandler Rd. 

Laborer 19 Harding St. 



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Doherty, William J. 
Doyle, Thomas J. 
Driscoll, John J. 
Flaherty, Michael J. 
Fleming, Edward H. 
Flint, Edwin M. 
Forbes, David A. 
Livingston, Harold S. 
Lynch, Joseph P. 
Mahoney, Timothy J. 
May, George M. 
McDonald, Frank S. 
McDonald, William L. 
Milne, David 
Mitchell, William G. 
Morrison, John L. 
Morrissey, William B. 
Nason, Harry C. 
Noyes, John L. 
O'Donnell, Hugh F. 
Peters, Thomas 
Petrie, George B. 
Pike, Walter E. 
Piatt, Henry W. 
Poland, Austin S. 
Pomeroy, Llewellyn D. 
Purcell, James F. 
Reilly, Bernard J. 
Remick, Harry H. 
Remmes, Joseph T. 
Rennie, George 
Riley, John A. 
Riley, Joseph A. 
Ryley, James 
Scott, David M. 
Shaw, Irving R. 
Sherry, Frank R. 



Contractor 

Engineer 

Carpenter 

Spinner 

Chauffeur 

Farmer 

Rubber Worker 

Florist 

Switchman 

Clerk 

Painter 

P. O. Clerk 

Bookkeeper 

Grocer 

Machinist 

Retired 

Electrician 

Carpenter 

Planner 

Moulder 

Engineer 

Laborer 

Contractor 

Overseer 

Carpenter 

Electrician 

Baker 

Gardener 

Coal Dealer 

Electrician 

Farmer 

Retired 

Wool Sorter 

Clerk 

Overseer 

Wool Sorter 

Pattern Maker 



21 Harding St. 

Holt Rd. 

36 Summer St. 

River Rd. 

13 Hillside Ave. 

Pleasant St. 

4V 2 Ridge St. 

Abbot St. 

Tewksbury St. 

80 High St. 

Main St. 

109 Chestnut St. 

Railroad St. 

20 Cuba St. 

79 Chestnut St. 

68 Elm St. 

66 Poor St. 

Andover St. 

Love joy Rd. 

Center St. 

37 Lowell St. 

6 Chickering Ct. 

Lowell St. 

Center St. 

8 Brook St. 

46 Chestnut St. 

Elm St. 

79 Haverhill St. 

37 Maple Ave. 

Woodland Rd. 

Argilla Rd. 

Center St. 

River St. 

50 Salem St. 

19 Avon St. 

Andover St. 

Andover St. 



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Sherry, Richard J. 
Steinert, Arthur E. 
Stott, Joseph E. 
Sullivan, Augustine P. 
Swenson, John A. S. 
Todd, Henry 
Tray nor, John 
Trow, Henry J. 
Ward, George D. 
West, Archibald L. 
White, Sidney P. 
White, Winthrop K. 
Whitman, David O. 
Winslow, Henry F. 
Wright, Herbert M. 



Mill Worker 

Contractor 

Clerk 

Paymaster 

Spinner 

Janitor 

Real Estate 

Truck Driver 

Farmer 

Electrician 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Rubber Worker 

Farmer 

Bldg. Con. 



Chester St. 

1 Union St. 

High St. 

Walnut Ave. 

200 No. Main St. 

60 Poor St. 

18 Carisbrooke St. 

River St. 

78 Lowell St. 

21 Pine St. 

Reservation St. 

Reservation St. 

35 Pine St. 

Lowell St. 

166 Chestnut St. 



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TOWN WARRANT 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex ss. : To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified 
to vote in elections and in town affairs to meet and assemble at 
the designated polling places in Precinct One, Two, Three and 
Four, viz: The Town House in Precinct One; the Old School 
House, Ballardvale, in Precinct Two ; the Boys' Club House, 
Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; and the Phillips Club 
House, School Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover on 
MONDAY, THE SECOND DAY OF MARCH. 1931. at 6 
o'clock a.m., to act on the following articles : 

Article 1. — To elect a Moderator for one year. Town Clerk for 
one year, Treasurer for one year. Collector of Taxes for one 
year, one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one 
member of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members 
of the School Committee for three years, one member of the 
School Committee for two years to fill a vacancy, two members 
of the Board of Public Works for three years, one member of 
the Board of Health for three years, three Constables for one 
year, one Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for seven years. 
Tree Warden for one year, one member of Planning Board for 
four years, one member of Planning Board for five years, and 
all town officers required by law to be elected by ballot. 

All to be voted for on one ballot. The polls will be open from 
6 o'clock a.m. to 6.30 o'clock p.m. 

After final action on the preceding Article One. the said meet- 
ing shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of 

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General Laws, to Monday, March 9th, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. at the 
Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following articles, 
namely : 

Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law to 
be elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for Aiding Mothers with Dependent Children, American 
Legion, Andover Post No. 8, Assessors' Survey, Board of Health, 
Brush Fires, Damages to Persons and Property, Elections and 
Registration, Essex Tuberculosis Hospital, Fire Department, 
Highway Maintenance and New Construction, Infirmary Ex- 
penses, Interest, Insurance, Memorial Day, Memorial Hall 
Library, Municipal Buildings, Old Age Assistance, Parks and 
Playgrounds, Police, Pomps Pond, Printing, Public Dump, Public 
Welfare, Retirement of Bonds, Schools, Sewers, Snow Removal 
and Sanding, Soldiers' Relief, Sealer of Weights and Measures, 
Spring Grove Cemetery, State Aid, Street Lighting, Town 
Officers, Town Scales, Tree Warden and Moth Supervision; 
Water Maintenance and Construction, Wire Inspector, and other 
town charges and expenses. 

Article 4. — To see if the town will accept as a town way, as 
laid out by the Board of Survey, Hillside Avenue from Haver- 
hill Street northerly for a distance of 451.34 feet as shown on 
plan filed with the Town Clerk, on petition of Edward Fleming 
and others. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to purchase the 350 feet of water main with their 
appurtenances of Edward Fleming constructed and laid in Hill- 
side Avenue at the rate of $1.00 per foot, if said Street is 
accepted as a Town way, and to appropriate a sum of $350.00 
for this purpose, on petition of Edward Fleming and others. 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$3500.00 for the collection and disposal of household rubbish 

117 



during the period between April 15 and October 15 ; this collection 
to be handled by the Board of Public Works, on petition of H. M. 
Poynter and others. 

Article 7. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum not in 
excess of $300 . 00 to establish and maintain a Baby Health Clinic, 
the appropriation to be expended under the direction of the local 
Board of Health, on petition of Franklin H. Stacey and others. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a town 
way, as laid out by the Board of Survey, a way known as Ferndale 
Avenue extending from Poor Street to Magnolia Avenue as 
shown on plan filed with the Town Clerk, on petition of Hay- 
ward G. Whiteway and others. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will vote to extend the water 
main from its present dead end on River Street along River Street 
and Lowell Junction Road to the residence of Joseph E. Frederick 
and appropriate the sum of $15,700.00 to be spent under the 
direction of the Board of Public Works providing Lowell Junc- 
tion Road is declared as a public way, on petition of Qarence G. 
Wormwood and others. 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end at the Shattuck Farm on River Road to the residence of 
Arthur Maddox on River Road, also from the River Road on 
Laurel Lane to the residence of Joseph Landry, and appropriate 
the sum of $11,250.00 to care for this work, on petition of 
Arthur H. Maddox and others. 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will vote to extend the water 
main on Chandler Road from the corner of Chandler Road and 
Greenwood Road to a point opposite the property of George Dis- 
brow, and appropriate the sum of $23,160.00, therefor, on peti- 
tion of Daniel Fitzpatrick and others. 

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Article 12. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main along Beacon Street 
from the corner of Chandler Road and Beacon Street to the 
property of Louis Cyr, and appropriate the sum of $7,250.00 
therefor, on petition of Edward Urmstom and others. 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will vote to accept from the 
American Woolen Company a conveyance of certain land in 
Shawsheen Village bounded and described as follows: Beginning 
at a point in the westerly line of Main Street, said point being 
twenty-five (25) feet distant southerly from the northerly line of 
Kenilworth Street; thence westerly on line parallel with and 
twenty-five (25) feet distant southerly from the northerly line 
of Kenilworth Street one hundred fourteen and 31-100 (114.31) 
feet to a point; thence following a curve to the left, having a 
radius of 156.02 feet, eighty-five and 77-100 (85.77) feet to a 
point; thence following a curve to the right having a radius of 
159.58 feet, one hundred two and 63-100 (102.63) feet to a point; 
thence westerly two hundred and eleven (211) feet, more or less, 
to a point, said point being distant twenty-four (24) feet souther- 
ly from the northerly line of Kenilworth Street ; thence following 
a curved line to the left having a radius of ten (10) feet, until 
said curve intersects the easterly side of Poor Street; thence 
northerly along the easterly side of Poor Street to a point, said 
point being twenty-two (22) feet southerly 1 from the northerly 
line of Kenilworth Street ; thence easterly on a line parallel with 
and twenty-two (22) feet southerly from the northerly line of 
Kenilworth Street two hundred thirty-three and 16-100 
(233.16) feet to a stone bound; thence following a curve to the 
left, having a radius of 119.83 feet, eighty-four and 74-100 
(84.74) feet to a stone bound; thence following a curve to the 
right, having a radius of 139.4 feet, eighty-five and 56-100 (85.56) 
feet to a stone bound; thence easterly one hundred and twenty- 
nine and 41-100 (129.41) feet to Main Street; thence southerly 
by Main Street three (3) feet to the point of beginning. 

All as described and set forth in the deed of the American 
Woolen Company to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover 

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which deed with a plan of the land described therein is on file in 
the office of the Town Clerk for examination and inspection. 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of 
money not exceeding $4,500.00, provided, however, a like amount 
of money is appropriated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
and the County of Essex for improvement of River Road in 
West Andover so called, on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will vote to accept from the 
American Woolen Company a conveyance of certain land in 
Shawsheen Village so called bounded and described as follows: 
Beginning at the intersection of the westerly line of Enmore 
Street and the southerly line of Haverhill Street, thence souther- 
ly by Enmore Street one hundred six (106) feet; thence north- 
westerly by land retained by the grantor one hundred thirty- 
three (133) feet to Haverhill Street and land of the Boston 
and Maine Railroad Company ; thence easterly by Haverhill Street 
seventy-one and 2-10 (71.2) feet to Enmore Street to point 
of beginning; containing three thousand eight hundred and forty 
(3,840) square feet more or less. 

All as described and set forth in the deed of the American 
Woolen Company to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
which deed with a plan of the land described therein is on file in 
the office of the Town Clerk for examination and inspection. 

Article 16. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to borrow 
money for the use of the Town in anticipation of the revenue 
of the current financial year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 17. — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

Article 18. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 19. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

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And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication therof, seven days at least before the time 
of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the Town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this eleventh day of February, A.D., 
1931. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of Andover 



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Recommendations of the 
Finance Committee 



To our Fellow Townspeople : — 

The coming year finds Andover face to face with new financial 
burdens not of its own choosing. 

Perhaps the most outstanding is the loss in normal revenue 
as evidenced by the following tabulation : 

1929 1930 

Income $254,687 . 00 $201,036 . 00 

State and County Tax 68,073.00 70,987.00 



$186,614.00 $130,049.00 

Net Income Reduction $56,565.00 

The above reduction of $56,565.00 in our 1931 receipts repre- 
sents $3.33 in the tax rate on our valuation of seventeen millions. 

Consequently this Committee, in conjunction with our several 
Town Departments, has striven to overcome that obstacle and at 
the same time keep home expenditures within due bounds. Care- 
ful thought was also given to the end that appropriations might 
cover within reason relief of unemployment that has necessi- 
tated scrutiny of even the most trivial items. 

This we believe squares with the action taken by our citizens 
at the last annual town meeting and further emphasized at the 
special meetings of last fall and this last January. 

The several Departments likewise recognized these condi- 
tions and presented budgets which we were able to substantially 
approve. These promise efficiency of administration. 

In those Department items we call your attention to the new 
appropriation for Old Age Assistance. It will be administered 
by the Board of Public Welfare and is required by a new statute 
effective July 1 next. 

Your attention is also directed to the increase of $8000.00 in 

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the construction item of the Water Department. This outlay is 
for new water service made necessary by the reconstruction of 
South Main Street this year by the Commonwealth. 

Among the special Articles, number 6 for the removal of 
household rubbish is disapproved on the grounds that it is entirely 
inadequate to accomplish the ends sought. It would operate for 
only six months, in the summer period of smallest need, presum- 
ably benefit only the center of the town, and fail to include ashes 
and garbage. 

Of the several special Articles calling for water extension, your 
Committee singles out Articles 10 and 11 for special comment. 

Their merit and need have never been questioned. They have 
been deferred in past years but now seem to be logically in line 
for adoption. 

They will give relief long sought and at the same time advance 
the well conceived plan of the Water Department for that section 
of the Town. 

Your Committee therefore recommends that the Town Meet- 
ing adopt the following budget and act upon the special Articles 
in accordance with the recommendations appended to each: 
Aiding Mothers with Dependent Children $5000.00 

American Legion, Andover Post No. 8 1250.00 

Armistice Day 150.00 

Assessors' Survey (decrease $1500) 1500.00 

Board of Health 4500.00 

Pump and Hose for Brush Fire Work 1500.00 

Brush Fires 1000.00 

Damages to Persons and Property (decrease $1000) 2000.00 
Elections and Registration (decrease $1200) 1000.00 

Essex Tuberculosis Hospital (increase $776) 8846.36 

(Assessment covers : new addition $3314.42 

maintenance $5531.94) 
Fire Department 29500.00 

Pay of call men May 1, 1930 to 

December 31, 1930 2126.61 $31626.61 



Amount carried forward $58372.97 

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Amount brought forward 

(This item made necessary by statute. Under 
old system of bookkeeping would have been paid 
May 1 next from fund raised in anticipation of 
taxes.) 

Highway Department 
Maintenance 

New Construction (decrease $7200) 
(Recommended for sides of principal 
streets in center of Town) 

Infirmary Expenses 

Interest (decrease $4000) 

Insurance (increase $160) 

Memorial Day 

Memorial Hall Library (increase $589) 

(To cover expense of keeping open extra hours) 
Municipal Buildings ( increase $400) 
Old Age Assistance ( new appropriation I 
Outside Aid (increase $1000) 
Parks and Playgrounds (increase $1000) 

(Recommended: $500 addition for play equipment, 

$500 for Hooding land for skating ) 
Police Department 
Pomps Pond ( decrease $500 ) 
Printing 
Public Dump 

Retirement of Bonds (decrease $5000) 
Schools (decrease $11) 
Sewer Department 

Snow Removal and Sanding (increase $3000) 
Soldiers' Relief 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Spring Grove Cemetery ( increase $400 ) 
State Aid 
Street Lighting (increase $364.75) 

(Increase for lighting crossings on by-pass road) 
Amount carried forward 



58,372.97 



50000.00 
15000.00 



cSOOO.OO 

21000.00 

7700.00 

850.00 

8000.00 

4600.00 

6000.00 

10500.00 

5500.00 



29000.00 

1100.00 

600.00 

500.00 

50000.00 

150344.00 

6200.00 

15000.00 

2500.00 

500.00 

8400.00 

500.00 

22022.75 

482,189.72 



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Amount brought forward 


482,189.72 


Town Officers $18250.00 




■D. J. Murphy, Town Counsel 1021.50 






19271 SO 


(This item covers March 1, 1930 to December 31, 


1 Z> i-if A . \J\J 


1930, same situation as in case of Fire Dept.) 




Town Scales 


125.00 


Tree Warden (decrease $1000) 


5000.00 


Moth Suppression 


5000.00 


Water Department 




Maintenance 


30000.00 


Construction and Service Pipe 


20000.00 


(Increase $8000 for South Main Street) 




Wire Inspector (increase $100) 


450.00 


Total 


$562,036.22 


Special Articles: No. 5. 


350.00 


7. 


300.00 


10. 


11250.00 


11. 


23160.00 


14. 


4500.00 




$601,596.22 



Article 4. — To see if the Town will accept as a town way, as 
laid out by the Board of Survey, Hillside Avenue from Haverhill 
Street northerly for a distance of 451.34 feet as shown on plan 
filed with the Town Clerk, on petition of Edward Fleming and 
others. (No action necessary) 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to purchase the 350 feet of water main with 
their appurtenances of Edward Fleming constructed and laid in 
Hillside Avenue at the rate of $1.00 per foot, if said Street is 
accepted as a Town way, and to appropriate a sum of $350.00 
for this purpose, oil petition of Edward Fleming and others. 
(Approved) 

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Article 6. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$3500.00 for the collection and disposal of household rubbish 
during the period between April 15 and October 15; this collec- 
tion to be handled by the Board of Public Works, on petition 
of H. M. Poynter and others. (Not approved) 

Article 7. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum not 
in excess of three hundred dollars ($300.00) to establish and 
maintain a Baby Health Clinic, the appropriation to be expended 
under the direction of the local Board of Health, on petition 
of Franklin H. Stacey and others. (Approved) 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Town 
way, as laid out by the Board of Survey, a way known as Fern- 
dale Avenue extending from Poor Street to Magnolia Avenue as 
shown on plan filed with the Town Clerk, on petition of Hay- 
ward G. Whiteway and others. (No action necessary) 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will vote to extend the water 
main from its present dead-end on River Street along River 
Street and Lowell Junction Road to the residence of Joseph E. 
Frederick and appropriate the sum of $15,700.00 to be spent 
under the direction of the Board of Public Works providing 
Lowell Junction Road is declared as a public way, on petition of 
Clarence G. Wormwood and others. (Not approved) 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end at the Shattuck Farm on River Road to the residence of 
Arthur Maddox on River Road, also from River Road on Laurel 
Lane to the residence of Joseph Landry, and appropriate the sum 
of $11,250.00 to care for this work, on petition of Arthur H. 
Maddox and others. (Approved) 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will vote to extend the water 
main on Chandler Road from the corner of Chandler Road and 
Greenwood Road to a point opposite the property of George 
Disbrow, and appropriate the sum of $23,160.00 therefor, on 
petition of Daniel Fitzpatrick and others. (Approved) 

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Article 12. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main along Beacon Street 
from the corner of Chandler Road and Beacon Street to the 
property of Louis Cyr, and appropriate the sum of $7,250.00 
therefor, on petition of Edward Urmstom and others. (Not 
approved) 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will vote to accept from the 
American Woolen Company a conveyance of certain land in 
Shawsheen Village as described in Warrant. (No action neces- 
sary) 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of 
money not exceeding $4500.00 provided, however, a like amount 
of money is appropriated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
and the County of Essex for improvement of River Rbad in 
West Andover so called, on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. (Approved) 

Articles 15 to 19. — No action by Finance Committee necessary. 



SUMMARY 

Departmental expenditures recommended $562036.22 

Special expenditures recommended 39560.00 



$601596.22 
Appropriation at special Town Meeting Jan. 23, 1931 10000.00 



$611596.22 
State and County Tax (Estimated) 70987.61 



$682583 . 83 
Receipts Estimated 201036.29 

$481547.54 
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Valuation 

Net Valuation 1930 1931 (Estimated) 

$17,063,808.00 $17,000,000.00 

Computation of tax rate for 1931 using the above figures: 
$481,547.54 

= $28,326 

$17,000,000.00 



Tax rate for 1927 $25.50 Tax rate for 1929 $25.50 

Tax rate for 1928 $25.00 Tax rate for 1930 $25.90 

Respectfully submitted. 

CHARLES J. BAILEY, Chairman 

JAMES H. EATON 

G. EDGAR FOLK 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND 

FRANK W. McLANATHAN 

JAMES C. SOUTER 

JOHN A. ARNOLD, Secretary 



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Auditors' Certificate 



We have examined the accounts of the Town Officers and pre- 
sent the following report: — 

Treasurer's Accounts 

The Treasurer's Accounts have been examined and for the year 
balance as follows : 

January 1st, 1930, balance on hand $95,176.68 

Total Receipts for Year 1930 996,307.91 



Total $1,091,484.59 

Total Expenditures for Year 1930 1,003,179.90 



Balance on hand December 31st, 1930 $88,304.69 

Tax Collector's Accounts ;-:;:: :'.; 



We have examined these accounts for the years 1928/1929, 
and 1930, and have checked receipts and uncollected balances with 
the following results: \" 

1928 

The Tax Collector's report for 1928 shows a balance of un- 
collected taxes of $487 . 50 with cash on hand at end of year as 
follows: 

Taxes $3,092.64 

Interest 486.39 

Moth .65 



Total $3,579.68 

This amount was not turned over to Treasurer until January 

29th, 1931 and should have been carried as uncollected at end of 

1930. 



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1929 

Interest collected for this year according to Collector's books 
totals $1,756.65 but $1,756.78 was actually turned over to Treas- 
urer. 

At the end of 1929 the amount of Moth uncollected according 
to Tax Collector's report and books totalled $235 . 80, while this 
year's report shows amount of Moth Warrant as $174.35. This 
difference was due to a bill of $61.45 due from the State High- 
way Department, having been paid direct to Treasurer but no 
abatement has been made to cover this amount, which was evi- 
dently included in the Moth Warrant in error. This amount has 
been deducted in this year's report without any correction being 
noted. 

1930 

The total abatments for Personal and Real Estate Taxes for 
this year according to Assessors' books total $513.96 against 
$482.88 as per Collector's report, $25.90 of this amount was re- 
funded through Treasurer in 1930. Difference of $5.18 covered 
an abatement of Real Estate Taxes made October 28th. 1930, but 
this amount was not refunded until January, 1931. This should 
have been handled as a 1930 transaction. 

Three Motor Vehicle Tax abatements for 1930 were made by 
Assessors as follows: 

Date of Abatement Amount 

June 16th, 1930 $ 8.48 

June 16th, 1930 34.07 

July 14th, 1930 .91 



$43.46 
These should have been refunded through Treasurer as 1930 
transactions as full amount of Taxes had been paid. These three 
abatements were not paid by Treasurer until January 24th. 1931. 
The Collector's reports covering Taxes should show abatements 
made as cash refunds during the year for various years Taxes in 
order to agree with the Assessors' and other departmental records. 

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Trust Funds 

Trust Funds have been verified and accounts of Trustees ex- 
amined. 

HARRY SELLARS 
WALTER H. COLEMAN 
DAVID L. COUTTS 
i Auditors 



Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th day of Frebruary, 
1930. 



Edward A. Anderson, Notary Public 

My commission expires April 3, 1936. 



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Trustees of Memorial Hall 

Library 



NATHAN C. HAMBLIN BURTON S. FLAGG 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL FREDERICK A. WILSON 
JOHN C. ANGUS PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

CLAUDE M. FUESS 

Chairman 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 

Secretary and Treasurer 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

Librarian 
EDNA A. BROWN 

Assistants 

JULIA E. TWICHELL *EDITH DONALD 

MARGARET D. MANNING 

In Charge of Junior Room 
EVELYN R. ROBINSON 

In Charge of Ballardvale Branch 
MARTHA D. BYINGTON 

Janitor 
ARCHIBALD MACLAREN 

*Deceased 

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REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF MEMORIAL HALL 

LIBRARY 



The Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library present the annual 
report of the Librarian showing the work and progress of the 
Public Library during the year 1930. We urge the careful read- 
ing of this report by all the citizens of Andover. The statistics 
given of the number of users and the increase in books issued, 
are as gratifying as they are surprising. No statistics can 
measure the great amount of work which the Library staff does 
to make these facts possible. The time is soon coming when the 
number on the staff must be increased to keep pace with the 
growth of the Library in size and efficiency. 

NATHAN C. HAMBLIN, Chairman 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELLf "Secretary 
FREDERICK A. WILSON 
BURTON S. FLAGG 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 
CLAUDE M. FUESS 
JOHN C. ANGUS 

Trustees 



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MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



TREASURER'S REPORT 



Receipts 



Appropriation less Insurance 


$7411.00 




Dog Tax 


892.94 




Income from Investments 


3459.99 




Total Receipts 


$11763.93 




Expenditures 






Salaries 


$7736.93 




Books 


1381.85 




Periodicals 


255.83 




Book-binding 


583.85 




Fuel 


836.06 




Light 


258.51 




Repairs 


68.58 




Furniture and Furnishings 


106.95 




Stationery and Postage 


84.05 




Insurance 


12.50 




Supplies 


315.68 




Balance Unexpended 


123.80 




Total Expenditures 


$11763.93 




Memorial Hall Library 


Securities 




Bangor & Aroostook R.R., 4s 




$11000.00 


Boston Elevated, 4s 




10000.00 


Boston Elevated, 4V2S 




1000.00 


Montreal Tramways, 5s 




10000.00 



Amount carried forward 



$32000.00 



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Amount brought forward $32000.00 

Chicago Railways Co. 8500.00 

New England Power Association, 5s 6000.00 

Indiana-Michigan Electric Co., 5s 3000.00 

Boston & Maine R.R., 5s 2000.00 

Pacific Tel. & Tel. Co., 5s 1000.00 

New England Tel. & Tel. Co., 5s 1000.00 

Jersey Central Power & Light Co., 5%s 1000.00 

Dayton Power & Light Co., 5s 1000.00 

American Tel. & Tel. Co., 4s 571.50 

Savings Banks 17025.94 



Total $73097.04 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

Treasurer 

This is to certify that the Securities belonging to the Trustees 
of the Memorial Hall Library, and the income accruing there- 
from, have been checked and found to be correct. 

The remaining items in the above statement are examined by 
the Town Auditors. 

BURTON S. FLAGG 

Auditor 
February 2, 1931. 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 
MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARIAN 



To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library : 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith present the report of the library for the twelve 
months ending December 31, 1930. 

At the close of an extremely busy year, one of unusual dif- 
ficulties because of serious illness and other staff complications, 
it is a satisfaction to report the largest circulation in the history 
of our library. We have issued for home use during 1930, 
64,875 books, an increase of 2251 over the previous year. This 
increase is in the senior part of the main library and at the 
Ballardvale branch. The junior room unfortunately shows an 
appreciable loss. 

The national census of 1930 finds Andover with an official 
population of 9965. The number of registered borrowers who 
use the library is 4513, which is 45% of the inhabitants. There- 
fore, with a circulation of 64,875. we have issued books in the 
proportion of 6V2 P er capita. This registration of 4513 people 
represents the actual users of the library, all cards affected by 
removal from town, death or marriage, being canceled at the 
end of each year. 

As usual, the reference use has been constant. One of the 
durable satisfactions of our work is the intense faith of the 
public school children that anything they wish to know may be 
found in the library. We try to live up to their belief. The 
Punchard School students especially, make constant and steady 
demands upon us. 

We also look with satisfaction upon the new books added to 
our shelves, very many of which have been bought in response 
to definite requests. Books needed for study by local clubs, and 

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by teachers taking courses, are among them. The collection of 
art books is growing, both in number and in public appreciation. 
Our books upon gardening, on craft work, old furniture and 
antiques of all kinds are unusually comprehensive for the size 
of the library, and receive much use. Especially interesting is 
the use made of drawing manuals. It has been a surprise to see 
how many, and what different people are interested in drawing 
as a recreation. 

One hopeful prospect has opened with the appearance of 
"dollar books" upon the lists of a few publishers, and with the 
increase of reprint editions on the part of several others. With 
the cost of other commodities decreasing, it seems possible that 
some time, books may be cheaper. 

Our binding bills for the year have been large, for the number 
of books bound and rebound is 673. Worn and soiled bindings 
are repaired at first, or partly recased by the staff, but there 
comes a time when the life of a book can be prolonged only 
by a trip to the bindery. The greater the use of the books the 
larger the bills for binding, so that the size of this item is an 
index to popularity. Frequently a rebound book is more at- 
tractive than when first issued, and nearly always, it circulates 
twice as long. 

Some important gifts have come our way. On leaving town, 
Mr. George Endicott gave the library about 150 valuable books, 
all on technical subjects, supplementing our engineering, chemical 
and business collections. Dr. Shipman and Mr. George Ripley 
each gave the junior room a number of appreciated books. More 
dolls from other lands joined the collection which is such a 
pleasure to the children. 

The branch at Ballardvale circulated this year 7132 books, 
an increase of 530 over 1929. This branch is open for four 
hours on each Tuesday and Saturday throughout the year. Miss 
Byington reports that the time is not distant when it will be 
advisable to open it also upon Thursdays. 

The library suffered a great loss when Miss Agatha R. Wade, 
who had been librarian of the junior room since 1926, resigned 
to accept an offer from the Dearborn, Michigan, Public Library 

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as organizer and supervisor of work with children, a position 
carrying a large advance, both in salary and in opportunity. 
Miss Wade's unusual personality, her high ideals for her work, 
her great love for children, and her loyalty to everything for 
which the mere name of Andover stands, were qualities very 
difficult to replace, either in the work of the library or in the 
opinion of the public. Miss Mabelle F. Brightman of the New- 
ton Centre Library took charge of the room on September 1st. 
On December 1st she resigned to return to Xewton and the posi- 
tion was filled by Miss Evelyn R. Robinson of the Somerville 
Public Library. Miss Robinson is painstakingly carrying on the 
work along the lines established by Miss Wade, and has started 
a weekly story hour which is proving most popular. Under her 
guidance the use of the room is returning to normal and the 
prospects for the work with children during 1931 appear 
promising. 

The junior room is indebted to Mr. F. H. Foster, who gave the 
tree and the decorations used at Christmas. Due to the generous 
amount of greens contributed, the room was unusually pretty, 
and the children were delighted with its festive appearance and 
with the charming Nativity arranged in the glass case. 

During the year, some modifications were tried in the hours of 
the junior room. So much is done for the Andover children 
during the summer, by the churches and the vacation playground, 
that the use of the room became slight. Closing it at six, instead 
of eight, met with no unfavorable comment. With September, 
we returned to the usual hours, but tried the experiment of open- 
ing it on Saturday morning instead of Saturday evening. This 
also proved satisfactory to all concerned, and we recommend 
that both experiments become permanent arrangements. 

For 1931, we should like to serve the town, and especially 
the high school, more efficiently, by having the senior room open 
daily from nine in the morning till nine at night, not closing 
at all in the middle of the day. To do this means that an 
assistant now doing part-time work must be put on a full-time 
basis. Her employment should — unless the work becomes un- 
expectedly heavy — make possible continuous service to the public, 

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with no increase in the present number of part-time workers, and 
with only a slightly larger appropriation from the town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDNA A. BROWN 

Librarian 



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STATISTICS OF THE LIBRARY 

Number of books issued at the Memorial Hall 57743 

Number of books issued at Ballardvale 7132 

Total number issued for home use 64875 

Number of borrowers' cards in use 4513 

Books added by purchase 791 

Books added by gift 240 

Total additions 1031 

Books withdrawn, worn out, lost and paid for, etc. 293 

Total number of volumes in the library 28533 

Volumes rebound 627 

Volumes bound, periodicals, etc. 46 

BALLARDVALE BRANCH 

Number of books issued for home use 7132 

Books added by purchase 46 

Books added by gift 16 

Total additions 62 

Books now belonging to branch 2522 



Gifts of books and pamphlets are acknowledged from state 
and government departments, from the Andover Natural History 
Society, from the Bradlee Mothers' Club, from the Massachusetts 
Tercentenary Commission, and from the following individuals: 

Miss Florence Abbott; Miss M. \V. Bell ; E. T. Brewster; J. F. 
Burnham; Mrs. Marguerite Collins; M. S. Dunn; George Endi- 
cott; Mrs. V. M. Fitzhugh; Mrs. J. R. Fuller; Mrs. Richard 
Fuller; Mrs. M. E. Gutterson; Rev. C. W. Henry; Miss Anna 
Kuhn; Mrs. Andrew Lawrie ; Major C. E. Lovejoy; J. F. O'Con- 
nell ; Miss Florence Prevost ; Alfred Ripley ; G. B. Ripley ; Rev. 
F. R. Shipman ; A. P. Thompson ; Mrs. J. C. Towle ; and Mr. 
and Mrs. C. W Ward. 

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HOW TO USE THE LIBRARY 

The Memorial Hall Library is open every day except Sundays 
and holidays, from 9 to 12.30 in the morning, and from 3 to 9 
in the afternoon and evening. The junior room is open from 3 
to 8 p.m. from Monday to Friday. On Saturday it is open from 
9 to 12.30, and 3 to 6 p.m. During July and August it is open 
from 3 to 6 p.m. 

Any resident of Andover may have a library card upon filling 
out an application blank. Any child who can write his name may 
have a card, but children in grades below the Punchard School 
are required to have their applications endorsed by both parent 
and teacher. 

Children may borrow one book at a time. All grown people 
are allowed to take any reasonable number of books, provided 
that only one is a current magazine, and only one is a seven-day 
book. 

Books are issued for fourteen days, the date upon which the 
book is due being stamped plainly on the "date due" slip at the 
time of issue. A book kept overtime incurs a fine of two cents for 
every day overdue. A few of these books most in demand are 
issued for seven days only. All these are labeled upon the book 
pocket, "Seven-day book". Books lost or damaged must be paid 
for. 

Seven-day books are not renewed nor reserved for anyone, nor 
may they be transferred from one card to another. They must be 
definitely returned to the library by each borrower. Other books 
may be renewed if no one else has asked for them, and if a work 
not fiction is especially desired for any serious purpose, notice of 
its return to the library will be sent on request. 

The shelves of the library are open to all grown people. The 
books are arranged according to subjects, and it is often much 
more satisfactory to go to the shelves and examine the books 
than to depend upon the catalogue.; 

The new books are listed at intervals in the weekly paper, and 
cumulated in the yearly library report, but the only complete 

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record is the card catalogue. This catalogue is arranged alpha- 
betically like a dictionary. 

The new books purchased each month are placed for some 
weeks in a special case, so that the most recent additions to the 
library may be found there. The library buys only a limited 
amount of new fiction but it tries to fill the wants of the com- 
munity in regard to other books desired. People are invited to 
suggest for purchase the titles of books they wish. 

The library staff is always glad to answer questions or in any 
way to help visitors find what they want. 

LIST OF PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS TAKEN 
FOR THE READING ROOM 

American Boy 

American City 

American Home 

American Mercury 

Antiques 

Atlantic monthly 

Aviation 

Blackwood's magazine 

Bookman 

Book review digest 

Catholic world 

Christian Endeavor world (gift) 

Country life in America 

Cumulative book index 

Current history 

Drama 

Etude 

Forum 

Guide to nature (gift) 

Harper's magazine 

House beautiful (gift) 

Illustrated London News 

India rubber world 

International studio (gift) 

Ladies' home journal 

Libraries 

Library journal 

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Literary Digest 

London weekly Times 

Manchester weekly Guardian 

Missionary review of the world 

Nation 

National geographic magazine 

Nature (gift) 

New England Quarterly 

Nineteenth century 

North American review 

Outlook 

Popular mechanics 

Radio news 

Readers' digest 

Readers' guide to periodical literature 

Review of Reviews 

Outdoor Life 

Outlook 

St. Nicholas 

School arts magazine 

Scientific American 

Scientific monthly (gift) 

Scribner's magazine 

Survey 

Textile world 

Time 

Woman citizen 

Woman's home companion 

World's work 

Andover Townsman 

Boston Herald 

Boston Transcript 

Christian Science Monitor 

Lawrence Tribune 

New York Times 
In addition to the magazines taken for the reading room, the 
library has for circulation, additional copies of the American 
Home, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, House Beautiful, Scribner's, 
and World's Work. 



NEW BOOKS ADDED DURING 1930 

State and government documents are not listed. Duplicates, replacements 
and books for the Ballardvale Branch are also omitted. 

(Books marked * are gifts) 

GENERAL REFERENCE BOOKS 

303 S46 Encyclopedia of the social sciences, v. 1. 

929.2 H75 *Holt Association of America. First three generations of 

Holts in America. 
780 K52 Key, Pierre, ed. Music year book. 1929. 

031 L63 Lincoln library of essential information. 

929.2 L94 *Lovejoy, C. E. comp. Lovejoy family. 

PERIODICALS 

352 A51 American city, v. 41, 42. 

705 A51 American home, v. 3. 

071 A552 Andover Townsman, v. 43. 

051 A881 Atlantic monthly, v. 144, 145. 

052 B56 Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine, v. 226. 
051 B69 Hookman, v. 69, 70. 

051 C33 Century, v. 118. 119. 

905 C93 Current history, v. 30-32. 

051 F47 Forum, v. 82. 83. 

051 H23 Harper's magazine, v. 159-160. 

705 H81 House beautiful, v. 66, 67. 

705 161 International studio, v. 94. 95. 

020.5 L61 Library journal, v. 31. 

020.5 P96 Libraries, v. 34. 

051 L70 Literary digest, v. 103-105. 

266 M69 Missionary review, v. 52. 

910.5 N21 National geographic magazine, v. 56. 57. 

051 N62 Nineteenth century, v. 106. 107. 

051 N81 North American review, v. 228. 229. 

051 094 Outlook, v. 153-155. 

621 P81 Popular mechanics, v. 52. 53. 

051 R32 Review of reviews. \ 80. 81. 

051 S147 St. Nicholas v. 56. pt. 2. 

605 S416 Scientific American, v. 141, 142. 

051 S434 Scribner's magazine, v. 86. 87. 

051 W89 World's work. v. 58, 59. 

ETHICS, PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION 

(Purchased chiefly from the Phillips Charitable Donation Fund' 

150 A21 * Adams. Sir John. Everyman's psychology. 

232.9 B17 Raker, J. F. Bethune— . Early traditions about Jesus. 

229 R56 Excluded books of the New Testament. 

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204 B72 
224.2 C12 
150 C78 
121 D51 
170 D84t 
150 E94 
248 F78mf 
252 G39s 
270 H62 
150 H72v 

134 H99 
231 J71 
232.9 K63 
290 M36 
266 M42 
150 M52 
232.9 M81 
232.5 M82 
268 M91 

204 P51c 
264.1 P96 
150 S55 
028.5 S79 

204 T42 
150 W33e 

113 W58 



Bradley, Dwight. Recovery of religion. 
Calkins, Raymond. Jeremiah the prophet. 
Cooper, M. L. Seven psychological studies. 
Dewey, John. Quest for certainty. 
Drury, S. S. Thoughts of youth. 
Ewer, B. C. Social psychology. 
Fosdick, H. E. Meaning of faith. 
Gilkey, J. G. Solving life's everyday problems. 
History of Christianity in the light of modern knowledge. 
Hollingworth, H. L. Vocational psychology and character 
analysis. 

Hyslop, J. H. Contact with the other world. 
Jones, E. S. The Christ of every road. 
Kirkland, Winifred. The great conjecture. 
Martin, A. W. Seven great Bibles. 
Matthews, Basil. Roads to the city of God. 
Menninger, K. A. The human mind. 
More, P. E. Christ the word. 
Morison, Frank. Who moved the stone? 
Mumford, E. E. R. Dawn of religion in the mind of the 
child. 

Phelps, W. L. Christ or Caesar? 
Puglisi, Mario. Prayer. 

Sherman, Mandel, and I. C. Process of human behavior. 
Starbuck, E. D. and others. Guide to literature for char- 
acter training. 2v. 

Thwing, C. F. Education and religion. 
Watson and Spence. Educational problems for psycho- 
logical study. 
Whitehead, A. N. Process and reality. 



372.2 C74 

370.1 D51 
373 H23 

376.9 B72p 

372.2 P86f 
370 W63 



BOOKS ON EDUCATION 

*Conant, G. C. The children's year. 

Dewey, John. Democracy and education. 

Harrington, H. L. Program making for junior high 

schools. 

Pond, J. S. Bradford, a New England academy. 
*Poulsson, Emilie. Fingerplays. 

Wiggam, A. E. Marks of an educated man. 



331.8 A22s 
383 A43 
338 B72 
321.4 B93 
396 Cllj 
658 C33 
338.4 C38 
658 D56 
380 D93 
332 F53 
332.6 F53 
658 F87 



BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS 

Addams, Jane. Second twenty years at Hull House. 

Allen, E. M. America's story as told in postage stamps. 

Brady, G. S. Materials handbook. 

Burns, C. D. Democracy. < 

Cades, H. R. Jobs for girls. 

Center & Hertzberg. Secretarial procedure. 

Chase, Elwood. Men and machines. 

Factory organization and administration. 

American industry and commerce. 

Stabilizing the dollar. 

The stock market crash — and after. 
Modern sales management. 



*Diemer, Hugo 
Durand, E. D. 

* Fisher, Irving. 
Fisher, Irving. 

* Frederick, J. G 



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330 G35 Gibbons, H. A. Wider horizons. 

658 H27 *Haskell, A. C. Graphic charts in business. 

658 194 *Ivey, P. W. Principles of marketing. 

338 K55 Killough, H. B. Raw materials of industrialism. 

330 M45 Mazur, P. M. America looks abroad. 

332.6 M47 * Meeker, J. E. Work of the stock exchange. 

381 M95 Murphy, J. A. Merchandising through mergers. 

336 N21 National Industrial Conference Board. State income 

taxes. 2v. 

658 R18 *Rasely, H. N. Salaries in business. 

332 S59 * Simmons, E. H. H. Financing American industry. 

332.6 S59 * Simmons, E. H. H. New York Stock exchange. 
353.9 S63 Sly, J. F. Town government in Massachusetts. 

352 S77 Snedden, David. Civic education. 

657 T37 *Thompson, C. B. How to find factory costs. 
326 W39 *Webster, E. H. Chums and brothers. 

658 W58m * White, Percival. Market analysis. 
329 W58 White, W. A. Politics. 

BOOKS ON NATURAL SCIENCE 

511 B32 Bauer, G. N. Mathematics preparatory to statistics and 

finance. 

507 D74 Dotterer, R. H. Philosophy by way of the sciences. 

598.1 D63r Ditmars, R. L. The reptile book. 
530 D87 *Duff, A. W. Text-book of physics. 
581.9 Fl6e Fairchild, David. Exploring for plants. 

598.2 F74b *Forbush, E. H. Land birds, v. 3. 

591.5 H59 Hingston, R. W. G. Instinct and intelligence. 

598.2 N19 National geographic magazine. Book of bird-. 

598.2 S55 Schoffner, C. P. The bird book. 

509 T38 Thomson, J. A. Modern science. 

598.2 W53 *Wetmore, Alexander. Migrations of bird-. 

MECHANICAL AND USEFUL ARTS 

693 B17 * Baker, I. O. Treatise on masonry construction. 

546 B62 * Blount and Bloxam. Chemistry for engineers and manu- 

facturers. 2v. 

677 B72 * Bradbury. Fred. Flax culture and preparation. 

669.1 B87 *BulIens, D. K. Steel and its heat treatment. 

669.1 C15 *Camp and Francis. Making, shaping and treating of steei. 

621.1 C17 *Cardullo, F. E. Practical thermodynamics. 

669.1 C21 * Carnegie Steel Company. Shape book. 

621 C22 * Carpenter and Diedrichs. Experimental engineering and 

manual for testing. 

677 C24m * Carter, H. R. Modern flax, hemp and jute spinning and 

twisting. 

677 C24n * Carter, H. R. New practical flax spinner. 

658 D44 Derby, W. O. Store management for profit. 

656 D56 Diggle, E. C. Romance of a modern liner. 

531.1 D93 *Durley, R. J. Kinematics of machines. 

627 E47 Ellsberg. Edward. On the bottom. 

621.1 F88 * French, L. G. Steam turbines. 

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621.8 F98 
621.6 G83 

629.2 H59 
669 H81 
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*Furman, F. DeR. Valves and valve gearing. 2v. 

* Greene, A. M. Pumping machinery. 
Hinton, Walter. Opportunities in aviation. 

* Houghton, E. F. Practical metallurgy for engineers. 

* Houghton, E. F. Steel and its treatment. 
*Howe, H. M. Metallurgical laboratory notes. 

* Hubbard, C. L. Steam power plants. 

* Johnson, C. M. Rapid methods for the chemical analy- 
sis of special steels. 

*Karapetoff, Vladimir. The electric circuit. 
*Karapetoff, Vladimir. Experimental electric engineering. 
2v. 
*Karapetoff, Vladimir. The magnetic circuit. 

* Kershaw, J. W. Elementary internal combustion engines. 
Kneen, O. H. Everyman's book of flying. 

*Lord, N. W. Metallurgical analysis. 
*MacCord, C. W. Kinematics. 
*MacCord, C. W. Velocity diagrams. 
*Mahin, E. G. Quantative analysis. 

* Martin, L. A. Applied statics. 

* Martin, L. A. Hydraulics. 

* Martin, L. A. Mechanics of materials. 
*Metcalf, William. Steel. 

* Moore, A. S. Linen. 

* Osmond, Floris. Microscopic examination of metals. 
*Peele, Robert. Compressed air plant. 

*Pond, F. J. Outlines of general non-metallic chemistry. 
*Pond and Morgan. Manual of chemical laboratory work 

for engineering students. 

Sanderson, C. H. Electric system handbook. 

* Smith, J. R. Story of iron and steel. 
*Spofford, C. M. Theory of structures. 
*Steinmitz, C. P. Engineering mathematics. 

Studley, Barrett. How to fly. 

Teale, E. W. Book of gliders. 
*Unwin, W. C. Elements of machine design. 2v. 
*Woodhouse and KilgoUr. Jute and jute spinning. 

Ashbrook, F. G. Rabbits for fur and food. 

Blair, E. N. The creation of a home. 

Gruver, S. C. Cape Cod cook book. 

Post, Emily. Personality of a house. 

Rhett, B. S. and others. Two hundred years of Charleston 

cookery. 



ARTS AND CRAFTS. ENTERTAINMENTS AND GARDENS 



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Carrick, A. Van L. Collector's luck in Spain. 

Finley, R. E. Old patchwork quilts. 

Holloway, E. S. Practical book of learning decoration 

and furniture. 

Taylor, H. H. Knowing, collecting and restoring early 

American furniture. 

Watson, E. W. Linoleum block printing. 

S. Short pageants for the Sunday school. 
comp. 



Copenhaver, L. 
* Eastman, Fred 



Modern religious drama. 



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790 G27g Geister, Edna. Geister games. 

794 H28b Hattersley, Lelia. How to play the new backgammon. 

793 H79 Hostetler, L. A. Art of social dancing. 

791 K92 Krows, A. E. The talkies. 

793 L18g Lamkin, N. B. Good times for all times. 

793 M60a Miller, C. A. Stunts of all lands. 

793.1 S22 Sanford, A. P. comp. Plays for graduation days. 

796 S54 Sheffield, Lyba. Swimming simplified. 

796 S64 Smith, A. A. Swimming and plain diving. 

796 W43 Weissmuller, Johnny. Swimming the American crawl. 

716 B38 Beard, Patten. Adventures in dish gardening. 

634 H46 Heeler and Whetzel. Manual of fruit diseases. 

716 H79o Hottes, A. C. 1001 garden questions answered. 

716 H79p Hottes, A. C. Practical plant propagation. 

716 K58f King, Mrs. Francis. From a new garden. 

716 Q21p Quackenbush, A. T. A. Perennials of flowerland. 

712 R14 Ramsey, L. W. Landscaping the home grounds. 

634 S43s Sears, F. C. Productive small fruit culture. 

712 W35 Waugh, F. A. Natural style in landscape gardening. 

ART, ARCHITECTURE AND MUSIC 

730 B28 Barstow, C. L. Famous sculpture. 

770 B34 Bayley, R. C. The complete photographer. 

740 B81 Brown, H. H. Applied drawing. 

758 C19 Carlson, J. V. Elementary principles of landscape paint- 
ing. 

752 C38 Chase, J. C. An artist talks about color. 

760 C57 Clayton, Muriel. Print collector. 

744 C85m Crawshaw, F. D. Mechanical drawing for secondary 

schools. 

770 D29 Davis, W. S. Practical amateur photography. 

709 D36 DeForest and Caffin. Short history of art. 

760 D81 Dreppard, C. W. Early American prints. 

700 G35 Gibson, Katherine. Goldsmith of Florence. 

735 H86 Hudnut, Joseph. Modern sculpture. 

745.3 L54 Lemos, P. J. Applied art. 

759.1 N16 Narodny. Ivan. American artists. 

742 N82 Norton, D. M. Elementary freehand perspective. 

707 P88a Prang Company. Art education for high schools. 

740 R47 Rines, F. M. Drawing in lead pencil. 

752 S67 Snow and Froelich. Theory and practice of color. 

728 C47 Churchill and Wickenden. House owner's handbook. 

728 J72 Jones, R. T. ed. Small homes of architectural distinction. 

744 S97 Svenson and Shelton. Architectural drafting. 

728 T79 Tucker. Milton. Buying an honest house. 

787 B99 Bytovetski, P. L. How to master the violin. 

788 C53 Clappe, A. A. The wind-band and its instruments. 
780 C67c Coleman, S. N. Creative music in the home. 

780 E49b Elson, Arthur. Book of musical knowledge. 
784 F49 Finck, H. T. Songs and song writers. 

781 F73 Foote and Spalding. Modern harmony. 
780.9 H180 Hamilton, C. G. Outlines of musical history. 
783 H87 Hughes, E. H. Worship in music. 

780.9 L23 Landormy, Paul. History of music. 

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Lindo, A. H. Art of accompanying. 

Lorenz, E. L. Music in work and worship. 

Patterson, A. W. Story of oratorio. 

Patterson, Frank. Practical instrumentation. 

Rogers, C. K. English diction in musical training. 2v. 

Rogers, C. K. Your voice and you. 

Surette, T. W. Music and life. 

Swan, A. J. Music, 1900-1930. 

Williams, C. F. A. Story of organ music. 

Woods, G. H. Public school orchestra and bands. 



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LITERATURE, ESSAYS AND POETRY 

Bates, K. L. America, the dream. 
Brennecke and Clark. Magazine article writing. 
Briggs, W. A. comp. Great poems of the English lan- 
guage. 

Chamberlain, J. E. The Boston Transcript. 
Chekhov, Anton. The three sisters. 
Clark and Gillespie. The new patriotism. 
Colum, Padraic, ed. Anthology of Irish verse. 
Connolly, Marc. Green pastures. 

* Cooke, R. J. comp. One hundred and one famous poems. 

* Coward, Noel. The vortex. 
Cumnock, R. McL. ed. Choice readings. 
Cuppy, Will. How to be a hermit. 
Duffus, R. L. Books. 

Dukes, Ashley. Jew Suss. 
Eaton, W. P. Drama in English. 
Field, Rachel. Points east. 
Gay, R. M. comp. College book of verse. 
Hunter, Irene, comp. American mystical verse. 
Jones, Gertrude. Commencement. 
*Joyce, James. Chamber music. 
Lawson, J. G. comp. World's best-loved poems. 
Leslie, Shane, comp. Anthology of Catholic poets. 
Lowes, J. L. Convention and revolt in poetry. 
Mackaye, Keith. Honey Holler. 
Mantle, Burns, ed. Best plays of 1929-1930. 
Merrifield, Fred, comp. Modern religious verse and 
poetry. 

Miller, C. G. High school reporting and editing. 
Priestley, J. B. Too many people and other reflections. 
Ridge, Lola. Firehead. 

Rittenhouse, J. B. comp. Little book of modern verse. 
Rittenhouse, J. B. comp. Second book of modern verse. 
Robinson, E. A. Glory of the nightingales. 
Sanford and Schauffler, comp. Magic of books. 
Shay, Frank, ed. Appleton book of holiday plays. 
Shurter and Watkins. New poems that will take prizes. 
Tinker, C. B. Good estate of poetry. 
Untermeyer, Louis, ed. Modern American poetry. 
Untermeyer, Louis, ed. Modern British poetry. 
Wilkinson, Marguerite, comp. Contemporary poetry. 
Wilkinson, Marguerite, comp. Yule fire. 



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Akeley, C. E. and M. L. J. Adventures in the African 

jungle. 

Anderson and Morse. Book of the White mountains. 

Andrews, M. M. George Washington's country. 

Beasley, Norman. Freighters of fortune. 
*Bell, Mrs. N. S. comp. Pathways of the Puritans. 

Bowen, F. C. Century of Atlantic travel. 1830-1930. 

Byrd, R. E. Little America. 

Cherrie, G. K. Dark trails. 

Cherry-Garrard, Apsley. Worst journey in the world. 

Connolly, J. B. Book of the Gloucester fishermen. 

Davis, M. L. Uncle Sam's attic; the intimate story of 

Alaska. 
*Dunn, E. A. Mediterranean picture lands. 

Early, Eleanor. And this is Boston. 

Eberlein, H. D. Down the Tiber and up to Rome. 

Faris, J. T. Roaming the Rockies. 

Flandrau, Grace. Then I saw the Congo. 

Greene, A. B. Lighthearted journey. 

Hindus, Maurice. Humanity uprooted. 

Hughes,' M. V. America's England. 
*Joerg, W. L. G. Brief history of polar exploration since 

the introduction of flying. 

Lanier, H. W. O rare content. 

Mims, Edwin. Adventurous America. 

Roosevelt, Theodore and Kermit. Trailing the giant 

panda. 

Smith, N. W. P. Our heritage. 

Still, John. The jungle tide. 

Streeter, D. W. An Arctic rodeo. 

Walkinshaw, Robert. Puget sound. 

Woolley, C. L. Ur of the Chaldees. 



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BIOGRAPHY 

Adam, George. The tiger, Georges Clemenceau. 

Adams, Henry. Letters, 1858-1891. 

Adams, J. T. The Adams family. 

Andrews, C. F. Mahatma Gandhi's ideas. 

Armstrong, Margaret. Five generations. 

Arthur. Sir George. George V. 

Arvin, Newton. Hawthorne. 

Belloc, Hilaire. Wolsey. 

Benson, E. F. As we were. 

Bishop and Farnham. Goethals. 

Blumenfeld, R. D. In the days of bicycles and bustles. 

Boas, L. S. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 

Broadus, E. J. The laureateship. 

Burr, A. R. Weir Mitchell. 

Butt, Archie. Taft and Roosevelt. 2v. 

Campbell, R. J. Livingstone. 

Churchill, W. S. Roving commission. 

Clemenceau, Georges. Grandeur and misery of victory. 



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92 L633 lu 
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92 Y34 



Fuess, C. M. 
Hayes, E. H. 
James, Will. 
Keller, Helen. 



*Coolidge, T. J. Autobiography. 
Cecil, David. The stricken deer; life of Cowper. 
Craig, Gordon. Henry Irving. 
Curwood, J. 0. Son of the forests. 
Dakin, E. F. Mrs. Eddy. 
Dole, N. H. Famous composers. 
Duffy, H. S. William Howard Taft. 
Easton, Emily. Roger Williams. 
Fay, Bernard. Franklin. 

Daniel Webster. 2v. 
Forty years on the Labrador; Grenfell. 
Lone cowboy. 
Midstream. 

Lawrence, William, bp. Life of Phillips Brooks. 
*Ludwig, Emil. Goethe. 
*Ludwig, Emil. Lincoln. 
McMahon, J. R. Wright brothers. 
Marjoribanks, Edward. For the defence. 
Maurois, Andre. Byron. 
*Max, prince of Baden. Memoirs. 2v. 
May, J. L. Cardinal Newman. 
Misciatelli, Piero. Savonarola. 
Munthe, Axel. Story of San Michele. 
Nitti, F. F. Escape. 
Oliver, J. R. Fourfold. 

* Place, C. A. Charles Bulfinch. 

Rugg, W. K. Unafraid; a life of Anne Hutchinson. 
Schermerhorn, E. W. Malta of the knights. 
Smith, A. E. Up to now. 

* Smith, E. W. Aggrey of Africa. 
Somervell, D. C. Disraeli and Gladstone. 
Sparkes and Moore. Hetty Green. 

Taggard, Genevieve. Life and mind of Emily Dickinson. 
Taylor, Emerson. Paul Revere. 
*Twisleton, Hon. Mrs. Edward. Letters. 
White, 0. P. A frontier mother. 
Wilson, Barbara. House of memories. 
Wister, Owen. Roosevelt; the story of a friendship. 
Yeats-Brown, Francis. Lives of a Bengal lancer. 



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HISTORY 

Barnes, M. C. How came our constitution? 

Beard, C. A. Toward civilization. 

Bolton, C. K. Real founders of New England. 

Borden, R. D. Maggie of the suicide fleet. 
*Crowther, Samuel. Romance and rise of the American 

tropics. 

Foerster, Norman, ed. Humanism and America. 

Gibbs, Sir Philip. Since then. 
* Hamilton, Edith. The Greek way. 

Hart, B. H. L. Decisive wars of history. 

Kittredge, H. C. Cape Cod. 

Lamb, Harold. The Crusades. 

Morison, S. E. Builders of the Bay Colony. 



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*Morison, S. E. Historical markers erected by the Massa- 
chusetts Tercentenary Commission. 
Proper, I. S. Monhegan. 
Shippee, L. B. Recent American history. 
Smith, G. E. Human history. 
Woods, W. S. Colossal blunders of the war. 



Abbott, Jane. 
Andrews, M. R. S. 
Arlen, Michael and others. 
Ashton, Helen. 
Bacheller, Irving. 
Bailey, Temple. 
Baldwin, Faith. 
Baldwin, Faith. 
Barnes, M. A. 
Barrington, E. pseud. 
Bennett, Arnold. 
Benson, E. F. 
Berger, Helen. 
Bindloss, Harold. 
Blodgett, Ruth. 
Blodgett, Ruth. 
Brook, Barnaby. 
Brush, Katherine. 
Buchan, John. 
Campbell, T. B. 
Cannon, C. J. 
Case, R. 0. 
Cleugh, Sophie. 
Connington, J. J. 
Connington, J. J. 
Cooper, L. U, 
Cottrell, Dorothy. 
Crofts, F. W. 
Crofts, F. W. 
Dashwood, Jane. 
Davis, W. S. 
Deeping, Warwick. 
Donovan, Josephine. 
Douglas, O. E. 
Dwyer, J. F. 
Eberhart, M. C. 
Edmonds, W. D. 
Eldershaw and Barnard. 
Emery, S. M. 
Erskine, John 
Evarts, H. G. 
Ferber, Edna. 
Ferguson, John 
Ferris, Helen, comp. 
Fisher, D. C. 
Freeman, R. A. 



FICTION 

Beggarman. 
The white satin dress. 
My best story. 
Doctor Serocold. 
* Candle in the wilderness. 
Wild wind. 
Make-believe. 
The office wife. 
Years of grace. 
Duel of the queens. 
Imperial palace. 
The inheritor. 
The golden key. 
Man at Willow ranch. 
Birds got to fly. 
Wind from the sea. 
Prosperity street. 
Young man of Manhattan. 
Castle Gay. 
Old Miss. 
Heirs. 

Yukon drive. 
Song-bird. 

Eye in the museum. 
Two-ticket puzzle. 
Ship of truth. 
Tharlane. 

*Inspector French's greatest case. 
Sir John Magill's last journey. 
Three daughters. 
The whirlwind. 
Exile. 
Black soil. 

Day of small tilings. 
splendid sorcery. 
While the patient slept. 
*Rome haul. 
A house is built. 
Romance by request. 
Uncle Sam in the eyes of his family. 
The shaggy legion. 
Cimarron. 

Murder on the marsh. 
Love comes riding. 
The deepening stream. 
Mr. Pottermack's oversight. 



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Frome, David. 
Fuller, Margaret. 
Galsworthy, John. 

Gardiner, Gordon. 

Gibbs, A. H. 

Gilbert, Anthony. 

Green, Anne. 

Hall, Holworthy. 

Hamilton, M. A. 

Hamsum, Knut. 

Hargreaves, Sheila. 

Hawkins, W. E. 

Haworth, P. L. 

Hay and King-Hall. 

Hine, Muriel. 

Hobart, A. T. 

Jackson, M. W. 

Johnson, G. W. 

Kahler, H. M. 

Kaye-Smith, Sheila. 

Keeler, H. S. 

Kelland, C. B. 

King, Basil. 

Kyne, P. B. 

Kyne, P. B. 

LaFarge, Oliver. 

Larrimore, Lida. 

Lesher, S. B. 

Lieferant, Henry. 

Lincoln, J. C. 

Loring, Emilie. 

Lutz, G. L. H. 

MacDonald, Marcia. 

Mackail, Denis. 

Marquand, J. P. 
Maxwell, W. B. 
Millen, E. M. 
Millin, S. G. 
Miln, L. J. 
Morrow, H. W. 
Norris, Kathleen. 
Norris, Kathleen. 
Norris, Kathleen. 
'Duffy, Eimar. 
Oliver, J. R. 
Oman, Carola. 
Onions, Mrs. Oliver. 
Parmenter, C. W. 
Patterson, Norma. 
Payne, E. S. 
Peel, Doris. 
Portwee, Roland. 
Powel, Harford. 
Priestley, J. B. 
Priestley, J. B. 



* Hammersmith murders. 

Golden roof. 

On Forsyte 'change. 

Pattern of chance. 

Chances. 

Night of the fog. 

The Selbys. 

Colossus. 

Three against fate. 

Vagabonds. 

Heroine of the praries. 

Cowled menace. 

Caverns of sunset. 

Middle watch. 

Pilgrim's Ford. 

Pidgin cargo. 

Jenny Fowler. 

By reason of strength. 

Father means well. 

Shepherds in sack-cloth. 
Amazing web. 

Hard money. 

Break of day. 
Golden dawn. 

Outlaws of Eden. 
Laughing boy. 
Mulberry square. 
Barrel of clams. 
Doctors' wives. 
Blowing clear. 
Lighted windows. 
Golden shoe. 
White lady. 
Young Lvingstones. 
Warning Hill. 
Man who pretended. 
Bethel. 
Adam's rest. 
Rice. 

Last full measure. 
Lucky Lawrences. 
Margaret Yorke. 
Passion flower. 
* Wasted island. 
Rock and sand. 
Crouchback. 
The love-hater. 
So wise we grow. 
Gay procession. 
Easy street. 
Five on parade. 
Pursuit. 

Married money. 
Angel pavement. 
Good companions. 



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Priestley, J. B. 
Rhode, John. 
Richmond, G. L. S. 
Rinehart, M. R. 
Rinehart, M. R. 
Roberts, Kenneth. 
Roberts, Cecil. 
Roberts, E. M. 
Rolvaag, 0. E. 
Rosman, Alice. 
Sackville-West, Victoria. 
Sedgwick, A. D. 
Sterrett, F. R. 
Suckow, Ruth. 
Taine, John. 
Tapley, Roberts. 
Tarkington, Booth. 
Thomas, E. W. 
Tomlinson, H. W. 
Train, Arthur. 
Van Dine, S. S. pseud. 
Vane, Sutton. 
Wade, Henry. 
Walpole, Hugh. 
Wentworth, Patricia. 
Weston, George. 
Wharton, Edith. 
White, N. G. 
Widdemer, Margaret. 
Widdemer, Margaret. 
Wilder, Thornton. 
Williams, B. A. 
Williams, B. A. 
Williams, Kirby. 
Wren, P. C. 
Wren, P. C. 
Wynne, Anthony. 
Young, E. H. 



Old dark house. 
*Ellerby case. 
High fences. 
The door. 
The romantics. 
Arundel. 

Pamelia's spring song. 
The great meadow. 
Pure gold. 
Young and secret. 
Edwardians. 
Philippa. 
Sophie. 
Kramer girls. 
Iron star. 

Harm's way. 

Mirthful Haven. 

Ella. 

All our yesterdays. 

Paper profits. 
*Scarab murder case. 

Outward bound. 
*Duke of York's step*. 

Rogue Herries. 

The coldstone. 

American marquis. 

Hudson river bracketed. 

Toni of Grand Isle. 

All the king's horses. 

Loyal lover. 

Woman of Andros. 

Great oaks. 

Touchstone. 
*C V C murders. 

Mammon. 

Mysterious Waye. 

Room with the iron shutters. 

Miss Mole. 



Allingham, William. 
Bennett, R. B. 
Bronson, W. S. 
Browne, G. W. 
Browne, G. W. 
Burgess, T. W. 
Carrick, Valery. 
Champlin, J. D. ed. 

Collins and Hale. 
Colum, Padraic. 
Murray and Rigney. 
Falls, C. B. 



JUNIOR NON-FICTION 

Robin Redbreast and other verses. 

Around a toadstool table. 

Fingerfins. 

Legends of New England. 

Story of the old Bay state. 
* Burgess seashore book. 

Picture folk tales. 

Young folks' cyclopedia of literature, art 

and mythology. 

Hero stories for children. 

King of Ireland's son. 
*Fun with paper folding. 

Mother Goose. 



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Field, Rachel. 
George, C. L. 
Geijerstam, Gustav. 
Hancock, M. S. 
Johnson, Mrs. Martin. 
Kiner, Grace. 
Kirkland, W. W. 
LaPrade, Ernest. 
Lieberman, Elias. 
Morse, G. F. 
Morse and Nelson. 
Sanford and Schauffler. 
Stanistreet, Grace. 
Sugimoto and Austen. 
Topelius, Zacharius. 
Williams, Michael. 
Wilson, Nena. 



* Patchwork plays. 

How the world is ruled. 
Big and little brother. 
Children of history. 2v. 
Jungle babies. 
Children of Holland. 
Shenshoo, the story of a moose. 

* Alice in Orchestralia. 

Poetry for junior high schools. 2v. 

My life with animals. 

Life of baby animals. 

Little plays for little people. 

Recitations for children. 

With Taro and Hana in Japan. 

Canute Whistlewinks. 

Little brother Francis of Assisi. 

Ring, the story of a St. Bernard. 



Adams, Katherine. 
Allee, M. H. 
Ashmun, M. E. 
Baker, Margaret. 
Berry, Erick. 
Beskow, Elsa. 
Brock, Emma. 
Brooks, W. R. 
Cannon, C. J. 
Chaifles, R. H. 
Chase, M. E. 
Clement, Marguerite. 
Coatsworth, E. J. 
Dalgliesh, Alice. 
Forbes, Helen. 
Field, Rachel. 
Fry, Margaret. 
Fry, Margaret. 
Harper, T. A. 
Hewes, A. D. 
Hinkle, T. C. 
Hooker, F. C. 
Hopkins, W. J. 
Humphrey, Grace. 
Kastner, Erich. 
Kelly, E. P. 
Lofting, Hugh. 
Marble, A. R. 
Morrow, H. W. 
Olfers, Sibylle von. 
Orton, H. F. 
Palm, Amy. 
Perkins, L. F. 
Perkins, L. F. 



JUNIOR STORIES 

Thistle Inn. 

Judith Lankester. 

Susie Sugarbeet. 

Noddy goes a-plowing. 

Penny-whistle. 

Pelle's new suit. 

To market! To market! 

More to and again. 

Pueblo boy. 

A roundabout turn. 

Silver shell. 
*Once in France. 

Cat who went to heaven. 

Little wooden farmer. 

Apple pie hill. 
*Hitty. 

My name is John. 

My name is Mary. 

Siberian gold. 

Spice and the Devil's cave. 

Tawny. 

Star. 

She blows! 

Father takes us to Philadelphia. 

Emil and the detectives. 

Blacksmith of Vilno. 

Twilight of magic. 

From Boston to Boston. 

On to Oregon! 

When the root children wake up. 

Grandmother's cooky jar. 

Wanda and Greta at Broby farm. 
*Mr. Chick; his travels and adventures. 

Indian twins. 



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Petersham, Maud and Miska. Ark of Father Noah and Mother Noah. 

Phillips, E. C. Little rag doll. 

Potter, Beatrix. Tale of little pig Robinson. 

Price, E. B. Fork in the road. 

Rankin, C. W. Finders keepers. 

Raymond, M. T. Linnet on the threshold. 

Rowe, Dorothy. Rabbit lantern and other stories. 

Skinner, C. L. Roselle of the north. 

Spyri, Johanna. Boys and girls of the Alps. 

Strong, Paschal. West Point wins. 

Tucker, G. F. Boy whaleman. 

White, E. 0. Green door. 

Whitney, Elinor. Timothy and the blue cart. 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



Twenty-Ninth Annual 
Report 



OF THE 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



EMBRACING THE FORTY-SECOND ANNUAL REPORT 
OF WATER COMMISSIONERS AND THIRTY- 
FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT OF SEWER 
COMMISSIONERS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING 



December 31, 1930 



1931 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 



'JOHN H. FLINT 



1889-1899 

♦JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD 
*FELIX G. HAYNES 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS 



1893-1894 
*WM. S. JENKINS 
♦JOHN L. SMITH 
♦CHARLES E. ABBOTT 



1894-1899 
*WM. S. JENKINS 
♦TOHN L. SMITH 
♦JOHN E. SMITH 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



1899-1902 
*JOHN H. FLINT 
*WM. S. JENKINS 
♦JOHN L. SMITH 
♦JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD 
♦FELIX G. HAYNES 

1906-1907 
♦FELIX G. HAYNES 
♦JOHN W. BELL, Treas. 

TAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'y 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
♦HARRY M. EAMES 

1908-1912 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
♦TOHN W. BELL, Treas. 

TAMES ('. SAWYER, Sec'y 

ANDREW McTERNEN 

WILLIS B. HODGKINS 

1914-1916 

♦THOS. E. RHODES ('19) 

♦BARNETT ROGERS C16) 

♦LEWIS T. HARDY (*16) 
ANDREW McTERNEN. Sec'y CIS) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('18) 

1917-18 
♦BARNETT ROGERS 
*THOS. E. 

ANDREW 

CHAS. B. 

WILLIS B 



C19) 
RHODES C20) 
McTERNEN C18) 
BALDWIN, Sec'y C19) 
HODGKINS, Treas. C18) 



1919-1920-1921 

♦BARNETT ROGERS C22) 

WILLIAM D. MclNTVRE ('21) 

ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('22) 

PHILIP L. HARDY, Sec'y ('21) 

♦THOS. E. RHODES, Treas. ('23) 

1923-1924 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('27) 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE. Scc'v 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL, Treas. 
EDWARD SHATTUCK ('25) 
WALTER T. MORSE ('26) 

1927 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('28) 
♦THOS. E. RHODES ('28) 
WALTER I. MORSE, Treas. ('29) 
WM. D. McINTYRE. Sec'v ('30) 
GEORGE H. WINS LOW ('30) 



('27) 



1903-1906 
MOHN L. SMITH 

'FELIX G. HAYNES 
'JOHN W. BELL 
'LEWIS T. HARDY 
JAMES C. SAWYER 



1907-1908 

HAYNES 
BELL. Treas. 

SAWYER, Sec'y 

HARDY 
McTERNEN 



♦FELIX G. 
♦TOHN W. 

rAMES c. 
*LEWIS T. 

ANDREW 

1913-1914 
LEWIS T. HARDY ('16) 

'BARNETT ROGERS C16) 
ANDREW McTERNEN CIS) 

♦THOS. E. RHODES. Sec'v ('14) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS. Treas. (MS) 
1916-1917 

•BARNETT ROGERS C19) 

♦THOS E. RHODES C17) 
ANDREW McTERNEN C18) 
CHAS B. BALDWIN. Scc'v (*19) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('18) 
19181919 

♦BARNETT ROGERS C22) 
ANDREW McTERNEN (»21) 
PHILIP L. HARDY C21) 
(HAS. B. BALDWIN. Sec'v C22) 
THOS. E. RHODES. Troas. ('20) 

1922-1923 
•THOS. E. RHODES (»23) 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('24) 
WM. D. McINTYRE. Treas. ('24) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('25) 
EDWARD SHATTUCK ('25) 

1924-1925-1926 
I'HILIP L. HARDY C27) 
WM. D. McTNTYRE. Scc'v (*27) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL. Treas. 
♦THOS. E. RHODES C28^ 
WALTER I. MORSE ('29) 

1928-1929 
ARTHUR T. BOU/TWELL ('31) 
W. I. MORSE. Treas. ('32) 
WM. D McINTYRE. Sec'v C30) 
GEORGE H. WIN SLOW ('30) 
THOS. P. DEA ('31) 



( *28 I 



1929-1930 
WM. D. McINTYRE ('33) 
W. L MORSE. Treas. ('32) 
GFORGE H. WINSLOW, Sec'v ('33) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('3D 
THOS. P. DEA C31) 

SUPERINTENDENT 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD 



Andover, Mass., Feb. 3, 1931 

The Board of Public Works voted to adopt the report of the 
Superintendent as its report for 1930. 

WILLIAM D. McINTYRE, Chairman 
WALTER I. MORSE, Treasurer 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Secretary 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL 
THOMAS P. DEA 



SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT 



To the Board of Public Works: 

Gentlemen : 

In connection with the Water, Sewer, Highway and Park De- 
partments you will be interested in reviewing a few of the major 
activities and developments during the year which ended De- 
cember 31, 1930. 

WATER DEPARTMENT 
Under Articles 13 to 19 inclusive the following lengths of 
six-inch water pipe have been laid : 
3138 feet on Boston Road 
1264 feet on Topping Road 
2657 feet on Brown Street 
3739 feet on River Road 

1064 feet on Chandler and Greenwood Roads 
619 feet on Webster Street 



Total 12481 

The total cost of laying the above pipe was $24,982.15 which 
figures approximately $2.00 per foot. The most difficult digging 
was encountered on Boston Road where it was necessary to re- 
move considerable ledge and incidentally during the course of 
this work we made generous provision for drain-water where a 
brook crosses the road. During the digging of Boston Road it 
was necessary to remove a section of ledge five feet deep running 
a distance of 150 feet. This required considerable blasting and 
the drilling of the holes for explosives was facilitated by using 
an air compressor. 

Six-inch water pipe has been installed on Vine Street, Wild- 
wood Road and Gould Road in the way of the new By Pass road 

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which is now in the process of building. This will preclude 
the necessity of disturbing the new road in the future if water 
mains are installed along the above roads. 

Last March the eight-inch water pipe was installed across the 
Main Street railroad bridge and this section of pipe together with 
the section under the Main Street Shawsheen River bridge have 
been covered with felt and canvas to prevent the water within the 
pipe from freezing. Metal plates have been installed under the 
pipe over the railroad bridge to protect the pipe from fumes and 
flames discharged by passing locomotives. 

All the water service pipes in the way of Union Street were 
renewed prior to the building of the new cement road, and in 
addition water services have been laid to each vacant lot. Before 
the construction of new road beds on Essex and Pearson Streets, 
water services that had outlived their usefulness were renewed. 
A one-inch water line has been installed on Chestnut Lane to 
care for the property at present owned by Jane Devlin. 

It was necessary to repair five hydrants that were broken due 
to impact caused by automobiles this past year. This destruction 
is the source of considerable expense and it is seldom that those 
responsible for the damage are apprehended. 

The buildings located near the high and low service reservoirs 
off Bancroft Road and on Prospect Hill Road housing the tele- 
meter instruments have been repaired. Branches of the trees 
that were interfering with the telemeter wires have been removed 
and all broken glass insulators on the cross arms carrying wires 
have been repaired. 

A large heater has been installed at the Bancroft Road pump- 
ing station to replace the small heater which did not have suffi- 
cient heating capacity. We were able to do this with little 
additional cost to the Town since the large heater was formerly 
used at the Haggetts Pond pumping station. This year the 
pumping station on Bancroft Road was painted inside and 
outside thus insuring the life of the wood and increasing its 
neat appearance. The floor of the cellar of the water works 
shop has been cemented and is now being used as a store room 
for heavy castings. The coal shed adjoining the pumping" 



station at Haggetts Pond was in a very unsatisfactory condi- 
tion, and it was necessary to brace the building where it showed 
signs of weakening. The water plunger attached to the low 
pressure steam piston of the Haggetts Pond steam pump has 
been renewed and the water sleeves have also been renewed. 
The electric motor at the Bancroft pumping station has been 
reconditioned. The blow-off pipes connected with the boilers 
at the Haggetts Pond pumping station have been renewed. 

An inspection was made of the small coniferous trees planted 
around Haggetts Pond during the year 1929, and we are happy 
to be able to report that these trees are in good condition. Last 
year a few of these trees were infected by the sawfly, and after 
careful examination by a state forester, he informed us that this 
insect seldom visits the precise area the following year. The 
truth of the forester's statement was confirmed in that no trace 
of these insects was found during 1930. 

In many places on the shores of Haggetts Pond where the 
deciduous trees and brush were removed during the early winter 
of 1930, sixteen hundred spruce trees have been planted. 

Before building the cement road on Union Street twenty-one 
hundred feet of six-inch water pipe were cleaned. This water 
main has been in the ground since 1892, and where the pipe 
was opened it showed that the cross-sectional area had been re- 
duced, due to tuberculation. The work of cleaning this water 
main was cared for by the National Pipe Cleaning Co. 

A new Reo truck equipped with pipe carriers has been pur- 
chased for use in the Water Department at a cost of $1577.00 
plus allowance on old Reo truck. 

A thorough inspection of all hydrants in town has been made 
this past year, and those broken or found with defective wastes 
have been repaired. During the inspection of hydrants a note 
was made of those containing surface water. Subsequently 
all hydrants found to contain surface water were given a supply 
of denatured alcohol, which should prevent freezing during the 
cold weather. Heretofore it has been our policy to thaw out 
such hydrants and pump the water from them. In the very 
cold weather we frequently found it necessary to thaw and pump 



out a few hydrants every day in order to insure their proper 
functioning. A hydrant on Andover Street between High and 
River Street was relocated to protect it from possible damage 
which might be caused by reckless automobile traffic. 

During 1930, 298,367,269 gallons of water were pumped at 
the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, or a daily average of 
817,445 gallons. The steam pump was in operation 3402 hours 
and 55 minutes, and the electric pump was in operation a total 
of 1021 hours and 50 minutes, making an average daily run of 
12 hours and 7 minutes. On August 6th the greatest amount 
of water was pumped or approximately 1,345,045 gallons, and 
the largest weekly pumping was that of August 3-9 during which 
time 7,605,721 gallons were pumped. 

To provide for adequate water maintenance during 1931, we 
recommend an appropriation of $30,000.00 to be divided sub- 
stantially as follows : 

Salaries and labor 

300 tons of Coal 

Engine and Cylinder Oil and Tools 

Power No. 1 and No. 2 Stations 

Truck and Car 

Steam Engine and Boiler Repairs 

Cleaning Pipe 

Repairing Property, etc. 

Reforestation 

New Car (Superintendent) 



Services in use January 1, 1930 
Services installed during 1930 

Meters in use January 1, 1930 

Services in use January 1, 1931 
Meters installed during 1930 

Meters in use January 1, 1931 2227 



17700.00 




1950.00 




550.00 




6000.00 




500.00 




1000.00 




500.00 




500.00 




300.00 




1000.00 






30000.00 

ws: 


l 1930 as folio 




2287 




64 




2163 




2351 




64 



During the year 1930 we have laid 2034 feet of service pipe 
on private property and 1655 feet on Town property. Many old 
water services were renewed during 1930 and as the system 
ages this type of work naturally increases. 

We recommend for service pipe and construction for 1931. 
$12,000.00 to be divided substantially as follows: 



Labor 


6800.00 


50 Meters and parts 


600.00 


Pipe (all kinds) 


2200.00 


Brass Goods, Tools and Hydrants 


900.00 


Renewing Services 


1500.00 


Total 


12000.00 


Appropriation March. 1930 




Water Maintenance 


30000.00 


Water Construction 


12000.00 


Total 


42000.00 


Approved Bills 


41968.50 



Balance 

Special Article Water Extensions 
Appropriation, Articles 13-19 
Approved Bills 

Balance 



25000.00 
24982.15 



31.50 



17.85 



Receipts 



Water Rates 
Construction 

Paid to Town Treasurer 
Water Rates 
Construction 



40978.41 
4256.19 



40978.41 
4256.19 



45234.60 45234.60 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 

Two thousand sixty-seven feet of eight-inch sewer main have 
been installed on Union Street. In places it was necessary to 
excavate approximately ten feet and at the bottom of this deep 
cut we encountered ledge to the depth of three feet for a dis- 
tance of approximately 70 feet, and it was necessary to blast 
in order to remove this ledge. In the deep cuts it was necessary 
to sheathe, and in some places the nature of the soil compelled 
us to sheathe at a depth of six feet in order to hold up the sides of 
the trench. Spare sewer services have been laid at each vacant 
lot on Union Street. 

A section of the Shawsheen River wall in the way of the 
sewer pumping station on Riverina Road which threatened to 
fall has been relaid. Moreover we found that the weight of the 
old wall rested on top of the sewer pipes which caused the joints 
to leak, and to remedy this condition a reinforced concrete slab 
was poured, thus preventing the weight of the new wall from 
resting on the pipe. 

Fourteen applications have been filed for house sewer services 
during 1930, making a total of 1069 in use January 1, 1931. 
Appropriation 6200 . 00 

Approved Bills 6181.63 

18.37 



Balance 




Special Article (Sewer) 




Appropriation, Article 20, Union St. 


6000.00 


Approved Bills 


5702.40 



Balance 297.60 

To provide for adequate sewer maintenance and construction 
we recommend an appropriation of $6200.00 to be divided sub- 
stantially as follows : 

Power 2100.00 

Salaries, Labor, etc. 2400.00 

Sewer Pipe 500.00 

Construction 1 200 . 00 

Total 6200.00 



The following is the snowfall for the year 1930 : 

January 8.75 inches 

February 12.00 inches 

March 1.00 inch 

November .75 inch 

December 17.50 inches 



Total 40.00 inches 

The snowfall during 1930 measured 22.5 inches less than in 
1929, but treacherous ice formations caused slippery condi- 
tions especially during the early part of the year which required 
the sanding of roads and sidewalks. With increased automobile 
traffic the sanding of roads has become absolutely imperative. 
We shall never know how many accidents this precaution has 
prevented. 

Additional snow fences have been erected to care for places in 
which past observations showed that snow is likely to drift. 
Calcium Chloride mixed with sand was used with favorable re- 
sults on the steep hills serving to keep the sand on the icy road 
and also to melt the ice. 

When and where conditions required, the roads were cleaned 
and patched preparatory to the blanketing with asphalt and tar. 
In the early spring the work of gravelling Woburn Street from 
Ballardvale Road to the Wilmington line was completed. This 
road was subsequently given an application of Tarvia B and 
later in the season it was given an application of asphalt. The 
completion of this road as a connecting link to Wilmington is 
a hard surfaced road where previously this road was hazardous 
to travel. 

Many places on the following roads including Laurel Lane, 
Rattlesnake Hill Road, Rocky Hill Road, Corbett Street, Chest- 
nut Street, Tewksbury Street, Magnolia Avenue, Hidden Road. 
Gould Road, Argilla Road. High Plain Road, Haggetts Pond 
Road, Blanchard Street. Bailey Road. River Road, and Jenkins 
Road have been filled in with gravel and ashes, thus insuring 
safe travel. 

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Places on River Road, Chandler Road, Ballardvale Road, Das- 
comb Road and North Street where the road beds were ex- 
tremely narrow have been filled in with gravel so as to make 
the road less hazardous for automobile traffic. Dascomb Road 
from Andover Street to Clark Road has been covered with 
gravel preparatory to the construction of a hard surfaced road. 

On April 3rd the scraping of roads was started and this 
continued throughout the spring season until all roads were 
cared for. This scraping process was repeated during the late 
fall season. 

Drain lines were installed on School Street, Pearson Street, 
and Avon Street preparatory to the building of these streets. 
At a drain connection on Whittier Street a manhole was in- 
stalled to facilitate the cleaning of the drain pipe. 

Highway fences were built in many places in town as a safe- 
guard for automobile travel and many of the existing fences 
were repaired and painted. 

During the year the following streets were blanketed with 
either asphalt or tar — a section of Andover Street, Torr Street, 
a section of Phillips Street, Ballardvale Road, Clark Road, a 
section of Woburn Street, a section of Porter Road, a section of 
River Road, a section of School Street, Cuba Street, a section 
of Bartlet Street, a section of Elm Street, a section of Andover 
Street, a section of Central Street, a section of Essex Street and 
a section of High Street. 

NEW CONSTRUCTION 

Construction of Avon Street was started June 2nd and com- 
pleted on June 10th. In order to obtain a satisfactory grade 
the road bed was lowered in places. Plots between the road and 
the sidewalk were sodded to prevent the rain from washing the 
loam into the road. The construction of School Street from 
Central Street to Ridge Street started June 10th and was com- 
pleted June 23rd. At the lower end of School Street it was 
necessary to relocate the electric light poles and cut down five 
trees to obtain the proper width of road. The construction of 
Pearson Street included the laying of curbing on both sides of 

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the street and the building of the road from curb to curb. Curb- 
ing was laid on Binney Street and Shepley Street and tar top 
road beds have been constructed. In the past during the spring 
of the year the sides of Punchard Avenue were a source of much 
complaint on account of their muddy condition. This situation 
has been remedied by widening the road and extending it to 
the grass plots. 

Street signs have been erected where requested and all the 
old illegible signs in West Andover have been replaced with 
new easily readable signs. The street sign posts and the benches 
in Shawsheen Village have been given a coat of paint thus pre- 
serving them and adding to their neat appearance. 

We continue to exert every effort to conserve human life 
particularly by minimizing automobile accidents. We have given 
careful attention to street corners that might prove dangerous 
to vehicular traffic. To awaken the motorists' attention to the 
need of caution and to encourage vigilance we have marked 
these hazardous places with conspicuous white lines. 

A thorough inspection of the Andover Street bridge over the 
Shawsheen River in Ballardvale indicated that this structure 
requires attention in the near future. The cross sectional area 
of strength members has been reduced considerably due to 
corrosion. The reports of Morse and Dickinson, Engineers, are 
as follows : 

July 17, 1930 
Board of Public Works, 
Andover, Mass. 
Gentlemen : 

In accordance with your request, I have made an examination 
of the bridge over the Shawsheen River at Ballardvale, Andover, 
for the purpose of ascertaining its condition, and also to de- 
termine the advisability of equipping it with a reinforced con- 
crete floor. 

This bridge is a wrought iron pin connected truss with wooden 
stringers, and a plank floor ; the floor being supported by four 
cross girders, which in turn are suspended from the pins in the 
lower part of the truss. 

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The bridge has a span of 60 feet; a width of roadway 22 feet, 
and carries 2 sidewalks each 6 feet wide, resting on cantilever 
supports. It was built fifty years or more ago before the com- 
mon use of steel structures, and is a design typical of that period. 
The floor of the bridge consists of wooden stringers, and planks 
which are in fair condition, but being chiefly of spruce and un- 
treated, their life is necessarily short. 

Built in the days of horse-drawn traffic, the bridge was ap- 
parently designed for a maximum load of 10 tons. A careful 
inspection of the structure, particularly with reference to those 
members below the flooring indicates that it has received little 
or no attention such as cleaning and painting since the day it 
was built, and the result is that some of the members have de- 
teriorated through corrosion, so that at the present time, they 
possess only about 56% of their original strength. In its 
present condition, the bridge is safe only for maximum loads 
approximating 6 tons, and it is my recommendation that it be 
posted for loads limited to this weight. 

A reinforced concrete floor for a bridge of this span and 
width would weigh 30 tons or more, and therefore does not 
permit further consideration. 

In regard to repairing the iron work in this bridge, its type of 
construction, and its condition render it difficult to determine 
where to start in and where to leave off. It is an exceptionally 
frail structure in comparison with present day steel bridges; 
in fact, if the timbers and planks were removed, there would 
be very little superstructure left. 

It is possible to reinforce the metal work in some places, 
entirely replacing certain members with new stock; cleaning 
the metal work thoroughly, and painting with two coats of red 
lead and two coats of structural paint. The repairs, however, 
would be expensive, and when completed, very little will be 
gained, as you will still have a light load bridge with a wooden 
floor which will require frequent renewals. 

I shall be pleased, however, to furnish you with a schedule 
of repairs, and an estimate of cost if you so desire, but before 
definitely deciding upon this procedure, it is my suggestion 

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that you consider a new bridge of permanent construction. 

The original bridge at this location was constructed with a 
center pier, and in all probability had a superstructure of wood. 
When the present bridge was built, the top of the center pier 
was tipped over into the stream where it is at the present time, 
and the two spans were replaced by a single span of 60 feet. 
This span is much longer than is needed, and is considerably 
longer than the spans of other bridges over the S'hawFheen 
River, downstream from this location. The conditions here 
appear favorable for the economical construction of a reinforced 
concrete bridge of T. beam design. It is probable that much of 
the present substructure, that is, the abutments, and that part of 
the center pier which remains could be utilized in such a manner 
that a considerable saving in the cost of a new bridge would 
result. 

If this suggestion meets with your approval, I shall also be 
pleased to prepare for you an estimate of cost. 

In view of the present low prices for construction work, a 
condition which is likely to extend well into another season, 
it is my opinion that the Town of Andover now has an unusual 
opportunity to secure a new bridge of reinforced concrete at an 
exceptionally attractive figure. 

Yours truly, 

D. H. DICKINSON 
December 26, 1930. 
Board of Public Works, 
Andover, Mass. 
Gentlemen : 

In accordance with your request I have taken measurements 
and soundings at the Ballardvale bridge over the Shawsheen 
River, and have prepared an estimate of the probable cost of 
a new structure of reinforced concrete. 

On looking up the records I find that there is a County layout 
at this location made in 1848, and having a width of 36 feet, 
which corresponds very closely to the width of the present bridge. 
This being the case, it would seem advisable to hold to this width 
in designing a new bridge, although narrow for a roadway and 

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two sidewalks. It is suggested, therefore, that consideration 
be given to a design providing for one 6 foot walk on the up 
stream side which will allow space for a roadway about 24 feet 
wide. If, however, two sidewalks are required, it will be neces- 
sary to increase the width of location. The estimate has been 
prepared on this basis. The proposed bridge is of the beam and 
slab type, consisting of two spans of about 26 feet each, with 
new concrete abutments and center pier. The bridge railings 
will be of concrete, open pattern. The sidewalk of granolithic 
construction, and the roadway surfaced with a 2 inch bituminous 
top. Electric light columns of suitable design can be placed 
on each of the four corner fence posts with wire conduits lead- 
ing to them embedded in the fence railing. This would add 
materially to the appearance of the bridge as well as serving a 
useful purpose, and the extra cost would not be great. 

As you are aware, the Shawsheen River at this point is con- 
verted into a mill pond by the dam just below the bridge, and 
the flowage rights are controlled by the owners of the mill adja- 
cent. With the mill pond full there is a maximum depth of 
water at the bridge of 12 feet. 

The cost of a new bridge would be considerably lessened if 
the pond could be drained during the construction period, and 
also if the present retaining walls along the bridge approaches 
could be replaced with earth embankments paved with stone, 
the latter being a feature which would reduce the abutment cost. 

I have interviewed Mr. Jenkins, the present owner, with refer- 
ence to these matters, and he informs me that he relies on the 
water for power at his mill, and that he would dislike to see any 
encroachment on his mill pond which would reduce its storage 
capacity, such as would be the case if the earth embankments 
were made. Consequently it appears that it will be necessary to 
hold to the abutment lines as they now exist, and construct 
abutments and pier in flood water unless the width of locations 
is increased, and unless an arrangement can be made with the 
mill owner to drain the pond during the summer months, and 
substitute electric current for water power during this period. 

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The following estimate is based on conditions as they now exist. 



Bridge excavation 


1200 cys. 


$8. 


00 


$9600.00 


Plain concrete 


650 cys. 


15. 


.00 


9750.00 


Reinforced concrete 


90 cys. 


35 


.00 


3150.00 


Bituminous surface 








270.00 


Electric light columns and 


conduits 






250.00 


Approaches 








300.00 


Removal of old structures 








100.00 


Temporary foot bridge 








250.00 




23670.00 


Engineering 10% 








2367.00 



Total $26037.00 

A complete survey and design would permit a somewhat closer 
estimate, but this figure will furnish an idea of the size of the 
project, and is sufficient for appropriation purposes. 

In case any questions arise relative to this project regarding 
which you may desire additional information, please do not hesi- 
tate to call on me. 

Respectfully, 

D. H. DICKINSON 

No condition will break up concrete roads more quickly than 
water getting into joints, freezing and expanding. To insure 
water tight joints in the concrete roads on Haverhill Street, 
Balmoral Street and Main Street and also the block paving road 
on Main Street, these joints have been filled with tar. 

The rear wheels of the steam roller had outlived their useful- 
ness and have been replaced. While our roller was being re- 
paired we were fortunate in being privileged to use the steam 
roller which is the property of the Town of North Andover. 

New Warrenite sidewalks have been built on one side of Sum- 
mer Street from Elm Street to Whittier Street, and on one side 
of Park Street from Bartlet Street to Whittier Street. A section 
of the gutter on Park Street between Bartlet Street and Whittier 
Street was in a deplorable condition, and this was especially true 
after a heavy rain. This gutter has been rebuilt and to insure 

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permanency granite curbing has been laid. A section of Warren- 
ite sidewalk was laid on Stevens Street from Main Street around 
the bend on the south side of Stevens Street. Sections of side- 
walks on Main Street and High Street where drain water lodged 
after rains and thaws have been raised to remedy this unsatis- 
factory condition. A new Warrenite sidewalk has been laid on 
Harding Street from High Street to the railroad bridge. Sections 
of sidewalks which were in an unsatisfactory condition on Sum- 
mer Street have been cared for. The cost of the Warrenite 
sidewalk is approximately 80 cents per square yard. The gutters 
in the vicinity of the corner of Avon and Summer Streets wherein 
much mud accumulated during heavy rainfalls have been stoned 
and tarred. 

The grass plot at the corner of Main and High Streets has 
been loamed, seeded and rolled. A cement walk has also been 
laid at the north end of this plot from High Street to the Barnard 
drive. Heretofore heavy rains caused the gravel on this side- 
walk to be washed away and these washouts made travel danger- 
ous for pedestrians. This cement walk has corrected this un- 
satisfactory condition. 

A new Ford truck was purchased for the highway department 
this last year at a cost of $709 plus allowance on old Chevrolet 
truck. 

All the bridges under our jurisdiction were inspected and re- 
paired where necessary. 

The line of Dufton Road in the vicinity of Burnham Road has 
been relocated, which facilitates automobile traffic. 

Curbing has been set on the east side of Union Street. This 
work was made possible under Article 10. 

To provide for adequate Highway Maintenance for 1931, we 
recommend an appropriation of $50,000.00 /to be divided sub- 
stantially as follows : 

Salaries, labor, teams and truck hire 24150.00 

Tarvia, Oil and Asphalt 7500.00 

Gravel, Ashes, Sand, Stone and Patch 6300.00 

Scarifying and scraping country roads and 

equipment for same 2500.00 

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Upkeep of 2 Horses and Wagon S00.00 

One Truck and One Car 800.00 

Catch Basins and Drains 750.00 

Street Signs. Fences and Stone Bounds 700.00 

Bridges 1000.00 

Sidewalks 4500.00 

Tools 300.00 

New Truck 700.00 



Total 50000.00 

I would recommend for Highway Construction for the year 
1931 the sum of S47.500.00 to be divided substantially as follows : 

Sides of High St. from the Square to Harding St. 208.00 

Sides of Central St. from the Square to Phillips St 7863.00 

Sides of School St. from Central St. to Main S 5883.00 

Sides of Morton St. from School St to Bartlet St. 1266.00 

Sides of Chestnut St from Central St to Main St 825.00 

Sides of Bartlet St from Morton 51 • Park St. 3000.00 

Sides of Florence St 884 . 00 

Sides of Salem St from Highland Rd. to Gray Rd. 12257.00 

Sides of Porter Rd. from Main St to Woburn St. 7066.00 

Sides of Park St. from Main St. to Florence St 1410.00 

Lewis St. 2550.00 
Curbing on one side of High St. between Harding 

St. and Burnham Road 1288.00 



Total 47500.00 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Appropriation March. 1930 72200.00 

Approved Bills 

Sidewalks 3670.00 

Bridges 296.00 

Fences and Bounds 667.44 

General Maint. 45364.32 



Total Maintenance 49997.76 

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Drains 875.00 
General Const. 21324.31 




Total Construction 22199.31 






72197.07 


Balance 

SNOW REMOVAL 

Appropriation March, 1930 
Approved Bills 


2.93 

12000.00 
14228.18 



Overdraft 



2228.18 



PARK DEPARTMENT 
The playground apparatus purchased jointly by the Town and 
the Playground Committee has been erected by the Board of 
Public Works. This apparatus is a decided improvement and 
gives the children a desirable recreational center. It consists of 
2 sets of swings (6 swings each) 1 Jungle Gym. and 1 Giant 
Stride. 

The walls of the open culvert running through the Park have 
been repointed with mortar. The benches in the Park have been 
reconditioned and painted, and a section of the Park where the 
new sidewalk was laid has been covered with rich loam and was 
subsequently seeded and rolled. 

The rock pile on the south side of Whittier Street (extended) 
has been rearranged and with the addition of loam and shrubbery 
it has been transformed into an attractive spot. 
Appropriation March, 1930 4500.00 

Check received from Mrs. Robert Franz for the Play- 
ground Committee 50.01 



Total 
Approved Bills 



4550.01 
4548.14 



Balance 



1.87 



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To provide adequate Park Maintenance in 1931 we recom- 
mend an appropriation of $4000.00 and also 3 additional appro- 
priations of $500.00 each; one for the purpose of purchasing 
much needed playground equipment ; one to regrade the play- 
ground at Ballardvale, which is in a deplorable and hazardous 
condition; and another to care for a skating rink at the play- 
stead. This makes a total appropriation of $5500.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD 

Superintendent 



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SUMMARY COST OF CONSTRUCTION 



WATER DEPARTMENT 



Classification 


Approved 
Bills 


Credits 


Net Cost 


Totals 


Office Fixtures 








$ 571.65 


Telemeters 








2290.15 


Telephones 








184.77 


Teams 








583.65 


Pipe Distribution 


$24982.15 






379365.91 


Service Pipe 


11994.69 


$4256.19 


$7738.50 


106640.56 


Water and Land 








6687.23 


Suction Pipe 








1309.46 


Reservoirs 








16985.82 


Coal Shed 








806.97 


Grading Land 








2739.12 


Workshop 








1271.88 


Building Pumping Station 








9610.14 


Pumping Plant 








47933.54 


Construction Expenses 








10182.64 


Tools 








4622.76 


Totals 


$36976.84 






$591786.25 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 



Sewer Mains 
Cost to Abutters 
Cost to Town 

Totals 



73989 ft. 



73989 ft. 



$142672.96 
356014.67 



$498687.63 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Receipts and Expenditures 




FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 



December 31, 1931 



PRINTED BY 
SMITH & COUTTS CO., ANDOVER, MASS. 

1932 



CONTENTS 



Animal Inspector's Report 

Appropriation Accounts 

Appropriations for 1931 

Assessor's Report 

Auditor's Report 

Board of Health Nurse and Agent 106 

Board of Health Report 

Board of Public Works Ap 

Building Inspector's Report 

Charities Department 

John Cornell Fund 

Finance Com. Recommendations 

Fire Department 

Jury List 

Memorial Hall Library 

Moth Superintendent's Report 

Payments 



110 


Police Department 


99 


TT 


Punchard Free School 


81 


42 


Receipts for 1931 


33 


94 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


116 


32 


State Audit Report 


80 


nt 106 


Special Town Meeting 


9 


104 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


114 


ipendix 


Tree Warden's Report 


113 


111 


Town Clerk 


28 


97 


Tax Collector's Report 


90 


80 


Town Meeting 


16 


133 


Town Officers 


4 


98 


Town Physician's Report 


109 


118 


Treasurer's Report 


93 


147 


Town Warrant 


122 


112 


Vital Statistics 


29 


38 







TOWN OFFICERS 



Selectmen and Board of Public Welfare 
FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 
ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary 

Assessors 
FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 
ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary 

Town Clerk 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW 

Town Treasurer 
THAXTER EATON 

Tax Collector 

WILLIAM B. CHEEVER 

School Committee 



Term expires 


1932 


u u 


1933 


a a 


1934 


Term expires 


1932 


tt a 


1933 


i . u 


1934 



MARY E. C. GEAGAX 
FREDERICK E. CHEEVER 
H. GILBERT FRANCKE 
CLIFFORD Wl DUNNELLS 
MARY W. FRENCH 
MAY EVELYN BARNES 
WILLIAM G. DOHERTY 
CLAXTO'N MONRO 
DR. NATHANIEL STOWERS 

Superintendent of Schools 
HENRY C. SANBORN 
Board of Public Works 
WALTER I. MORSE 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE, Chairman 
*GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Secretary 
FRANK A. BUTTRICK 
THOMAS P. DEA 
^'Resigned 



Term expires 



(i 



1932 
1932 
1932 
1933 

1933 
1933 
1934 

1934 
1034 



Term expires 



1932 
1933 
1933 
1934 
1934 



S up erint evident of Water and Sewer Departments, Highways 

and Parks 
CHARLES T. GILLIARD 

Chief of Fire Department 
CHARLES F. EMERSON 



Board of Health 








GEORGE G. BROWN 


Term 


expires 


1932 


FRANKLIN H. STACEY 


tt 


ti 


1933 


WILLIAM D. WALKER, M.D. 


a 


a 


1934 


Chief of Police 








FRANK M. SMITH 






Constables 








JAMES NAPIER 


Term 


expires 


1932 


FRANK M. SMITH 


t( 


ss 


1932 


GEORGE N. SPARKS 


a 


(t 


1932 


Trustees of Memorial Hall 


Library 






CLAUDE M. FUESS 


Term 


expires 


1932 


REV. FREDERICK A. WILSON 


Si 


« 


1933 


FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 


li 


a 


1934 


NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 


a 


a 


1935 


PHILIP F. RIPLEY 


a 


a 


1936 


*JOHN C. ANGUS 


(( 


a 


1937 


BURTON S. FLAGG 


a 


u 


1938 



Trustees of Punchard Free School — Term expires 1934 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL JOHN H. CAMPION 

MYRON E. GUTTERSON HENRY G. TYER 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND 

Moderator — Town Meetings 
ALFRED E. STEARNS 



Trustees of Cornell Fund 



CHARLES N. MARLAND 
WILLIAM D. WALKER, M.D. 
JOSEPH S. CHAMBERS 

^Deceased 



Term expires 1932 
" 1933 
" 1934 



SI 



Superintendent of Moth Department and Tree Warden 
RALPH T. BERRY 

Inspector of Buildings 
EDWARD R. LAWSON 

Inspector of Plumbing 
JOSEPH P. NOLAN 

Inspector of Wires 
CHARLES A. HILL 

Registrars of Voters 
xPATRICK J. SCOTT GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

RALPH A. BAILEY JOHN F. HURLEY 

Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery — For three years. 

Terms expire 1934 
WALTER I. MORSE WALTER E. CURTIS 

FREDERICK E. CHEEYER FRED A. SWANTOX 

EVERETT M. LUNDGREN DAVID R. LAWSON 

JOHN W. STARK 

Street Lighting Committee 
WALTER H. COLEMAN GEORGE G. BROWN 

GEORGE L. GRAHAM JOHN H. PLAYDON 

HERBERT F. CHASE 

Finance Committee 
CHARLES J. BAILEY, Chairman JAMES H. EATON 

JOHN A. ARNOLD, Secretary EDMOXD E. HAMMOND 
*FRANK W. McLANATHAN JAMES C SOUTER 

G. EDGAR FOLK 

Planning Board 

ROY E. HARDY Term expires 1932 

EDWARD P. HALL " " 1933 

GEORGE M. R. HOLMES " " 1934 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 
JOSEPH P. LYNCH 

* Resigned 

xDeceased 



Town Warrant 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. : To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified 
to vote in Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the Town House 
in said Andover, on FRIDAY, THE TWENTY-THIRD DAY 
OF JANUARY, 1931, at 7.45 o'clock P. M., to act on the follow- 
ing articles : 

Article 1. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of Ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in excess of that which 
may now lawfully be expended for highway maintenance, said 
sum to be spent under the direction of the Board of Public 
Works co-operating with the Board of Public Welfare, on petition 
of Frederick H. Jones and others. 

Article 2. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Select- 
men to appoint a Town Accountant in accordance with Section 
55, Chapter 41, General Laws, to abolish the office of Town 
Auditor, or take any action relative thereto. 

Article 3. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the 
time of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the town. 

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Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this twelfth day of January, A.D. 1931. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of Andover 

A true copy. 

Attest: FRANK M. SMITH, Constable 
Andover, January 16, 1931. 

Andover, January 23, 1931 
Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town to meet at the time and place and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less than 
five other public places, where bills and notices are usually posted, 
and by publication in the Andover Townsman. 

Said warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

FRANK M. SMITH, Constable 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, JANUARY 23, 1931 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in town affairs convened in the Town House in 
said Andover on Friday, the twenty-third day of January, 1931, 
at 7.45 o'clock in the evening, agreeably to the requirements of 
the foregoing warrant, Moderator Alfred E. Stearns presided 
and read the warrant. 

Took up Article 1. — 

Voted at 8.20 P. M. to appropriate the sum of $10,000 in excess 
of that which may now be lawfully expended for highway main- 
tenance, said sum to be spent under the direction of the Board of 
(Public Works co-operating with the Board of Public Welfare. 
Took up Article 2. — 

Voted at 8.32 P. M. that the Selectmen be and hereby are 
authorized to appoint a Town Accountant in accordance with the 
provisions of Section 55, Chapter 41, General Laws, and that the 
office of Town Auditor be abolished. 

Took up Article 3. — 

Voted at 8.40 P. M. — that the meeting be adjourned. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officer's 
return of same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: 

GEORGE H.WINSLOW, Town Clerk 



TOWN WARRANT 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex ss. : To either of the Constables of the Town of 

Andover, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified 
to vote in elections and in town affairs to meet and assemble at 
the designated polling- places in Precinct One, Two, Three and 
Four, viz : The Town House in Precinct One ; the Old School 
House, Ballardvale, in Precinct Two ; the Boys' Club House, 
Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three ; and the Phillips Club 
House, School Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover on 
MONDAY, THE SECOND DAY OF MARCH, 1931, at 6 
o'clock a. m., to act on the following articles : 

Article 1. — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk 
for one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for one 
year, one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one 
member of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members 
of the School Committee for three years, one member of the 
School Committee for two years to fill a vacancy, two members 
of the Board of Public Works for three years, one member of 
the Board of Health for three years, three Constables for one 
year, one Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for seven years, 
Tree Warden for one year, one member of Planning Board for 
four years, one member of Planning Board for five years, and 
all town officers required by law to be elected by ballot. 

All to be voted for on one ballot. The polls will be open from 
6 o'clock a. m. to 6.30 o'clock p. m. 

After final action on the preceding Article One, the said meet- 
ing shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of 

10 



General Laws, to Monday, March 9th, at 1.30 o'clock p. m. at the 
Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following articles, 
namely : 

Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law to be 
elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for Aiding Mothers with Dependent Children, American 
Legion, Andover Post No. 8, Assessors' Survey, Board of Health, 
Brush Fires, Damages to Persons and Property, Elections and 
Registration, Essex Tuberculosis Hospital, Fire Department, 
Highway Maintenance and New Construction, Infirmary Ex- 
penses, Interest, Insurance, Memorial Day, Memorial Hall 
Library, Municipal Buildings, Old Age Assistance, Parks and 
Playgrounds, Police, Pomps Pond, Printing, Public Dump, Public 
Welfare, Retirement of Bonds, Schools, Sewers, Snow Removal 
and Sanding, Soldiers' Relief, Sealer of Weights and Measures, 
Spring Grove Cemetery, State Aid, Street lighting, Town 
Officers, Town Scales, Tree Warden and Moth Supervision, 
Water Maintenance and Construction, Wire Inspector, and other 
town charges and expenses. 

Article 4. — To see if the town will accept as a town way, as 
laid out by the Board of Survey, Hillside Avenue from Haver- 
hill Street northerly for a distance of 451.34 feet as shown on 
plan filed with the Town Clerk, on petition of Edward Fleming 
and others. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to purchase the 350 feet of water main with their 
appurtenances of Edward Fleming constructed and laid in Hill- 
side Avenue at the rate of $1.00 per foot, if said Street is accepted 
as a Town way, and to appropriate a sum of $350.00 for this 
purpose, on petition of Edward Fleming and others. 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$3500.00 for the collection and disposal of household rubbish 

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during the period between April 15 and October 15 ; this collection 
to be handled by the Board of Public Works, on petition of H. M. 
Poynter and others. 

Article 7. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum not in 
excess of $300.00 to establish and maintain a Baby Health Clinic, 
the appropriation to be expended under the direction of the local 
Board of Health, on petition of Franklin H. Stacey and others. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a town 
way, as laid out by the Board of Survey, a way known as Ferndale 
Avenue extending from Poor Street to Magnolia Avenue as 
shown on plan filed with the Town Clerk, on petition of Hayward 
G. Whiteway and others. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will vote to extend the water 
main from its present dead end on River Street along River Street 
and Lowell Junction Road to the residence of Joseph E. Frederick 
and appropriate the sum of $15,700.00 to be spent under the 
direction of the Board of Public Works providing Lowell Junc- 
tion Road is declared as a public way, on petition of Clarence G. 
W;ormwood and others. 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end at the Shattuck Farm on River Road to the residence of 
Arthur Maddox on River Road, also from the River Road on 
Laurel Lane to the residence of Joseph Landry, and appropriate 
the sum of $11,250.00 to care for this work, on petition of 
Arthur H. Maddox and others. 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will vote to extend the water 
main on Chandler Road from the corner of Chandler Road and 
Greenwood Road to a point opposite the property of George Dis- 
brow, and appropriate the sum of $23,160.00 therefor, on peti- 
tion of Daniel Fitzpatrick and others. 

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Article 12. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main along- Beacon Street from 
the corner of Chandler Road and Beacon Street to the property 
of Louis Cyr, and appropriate the sum of $7,250.00 therefor, on 
petition of Edward Urmstom and others. 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will vote to accept from the 
American Woolen Company a conveyance of certain land in 
Shawsheen Village bounded and described as follows : Beginning 
at a point in the westerly line of Main Street, said point being 
twenty-five (25) feet distant southerly from the northerly line of 
Kenilworth Street; thence westerly on line parallel with and 
twenty-five (25) feet distant southerly from the northerly line 
of Kenilworth Street one hundred fourteen and 31-100 (114.31) 
feet to a point; thence following a curve to the left, having a 
radius of 156.02 feet, eighty-five and 77-100 (85.77) feet to a 
point; thence following a curve to the right having a radius of 
159.58 feet, one hundred two and 63-100 (102.63) feet to a point; 
thence westerly two hundred and eleven (211) feet, more or less, 
to a point, said point being distant twenty-four (24) feet souther- 
ly from the northerly line of Kenilworth Street ; thence following 
a curved line to the left having a radius of ten (10) feet, until 
said curve intersects the easterly side of Poor Street; thence 
northerly along the easterly side of Poor Street to a point, said 
point being twenty-two (22) feet southerly from the northerly' 
line of Kenilworth Street ; thence easterly on a line parallel with 
and twenty-two (22) feet southerly from the northerly line of 
Kenilworth Street two hundred thirty-three and 16-100 (233.16) 
feet to a stone bound ; thence following a curve to the left, having 
a radius of 119.83 feet, eighty-four and 74-100 (84.74) feet to 
a stone bound ; thence following a curve to the right, having a 
radius of 139.4 feet, eighty-five and 56-100 (85.56) feet to a 
stone bound; thence easterly one hundred and twenty-nine and 
41-100 (129.41) feet to Main Street; thence southerly by Main 
Street three (3) feet to the point of beginning. 

All as described and set forth in the deed of the American 
Woolen Company to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover 

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which deed with a plan of the land described therein is on file in 
the office of the Town Clerk for examination and inspection. 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of 
money not exceeding $4,500.00, provided, however, a like amount 
of money is appropriated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
and the County of Essex for improvement of River Road in 
West Andover so called, on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will vote to accept from the 
American Woolen Company a conveyance of certain land in 
Shawsheen Village so called bounded and described as follows : 
Beginning at the intersection of the westerly line of Enmore 
Street and the southerly line of Haverhill Street, thence souther- 
ly by Enmore Street one hundred six (106) feet: thence north- 
westerly by land retained by the grantor one hundred thirty-three 
(133) feet to Haverhill Street and land of the Boston and Maine 
Railroad Company ; thence easterly by Haverhill Street seventy- 
one and 2-10 (71.2) feet to Enmore Street to point of beginning; 
containing three thousand eight hundred and forty (3,840) square 
feet more or less. 

All as described and set forth in the deed of the American 
Woolen Company to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
which deed with a plan of the land described therein is on file in 
the office of the Town Clerk for examination and inspection. 

Article 16. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to borrow 
money for the use of the Town in anticipation of the revenue 
of the current financial year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 17. — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

Article 18. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 19. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

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And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the time 
of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the Town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this eleventh day of February, A. D., 
1931. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of Andover 



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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 2, 1931 



At a legal meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in Town affairs convened in Precincts One, Two. 
Three and Four in said Andover on Monday, the second day of 
March, 1931, at six o'clock in the forenoon, agreeably to the re- 
quirements of the foregoing warrant, Took up Article One and 
proceeded to vote for Town Officers. 

The ballot boxes were found to be empty and registered 0000. 
The polls opened at 6 o'clock A. M. and closed at 6.30 o'clock 
P. M. The total number of ballots cast was 3237, viz : 

Precinct One, 1674 ; Precinct Two, 324 ; Precinct Three, 792 ; 
Precinct Four, 447. 
Precincts 
12 3 4 

Moderator — For One Year 

1062 212 579 341 Alfred E. Stearns 2194 

1 John Traynor 1 

612 112 213 105 Blanks 1042 

Town Clerk — For One Year 

75 8 17 16 Robert V. Deyermond 116 

188 19 63 32 John Holmelund 302 

239 69 173 125 Carl N. Lindsay 606 

549 77 79 74 Joseph W. McNally 779 

588 146 444 189 George H. Winslow 1367 

35 5 16 11 Blanks 67 

Town Treasurer — For One Year 

1356 276 672 390 Thaxter Eaton 2694 

318 48 120 57 Blanks 543 

Collector of Taxes — For One Year 

1305 289 696 406 William B. Cheever 2696 

369 35 96 41 Blanks 541 

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Selectman — For Three Years 



368 


61 


140 


78 


William A. G. Kidd 


647 


1150 


242 


568 


335 


Andrew McTernen 


2295 


1 








Lester Hilton 


1 


155 


21 


84 


34 


Blanks 


294 


Assessor — For 


Three Years 






358 


61 


142 


87 


William A. G. Kidd 


648 


1122 


236 


555 


323 


Andrew McTernen 


2236 


1 








Lester Hilton 


1 


193 


27 


95 


37 


Blanks 


352 


School 


Committee— 


-For Three Years 




837 


150 


241 


129 


William A. Doherty 


1357 


511 


101 


225 


174 


Kenneth E. Fisk 


1011 


393 


132 


399 


120 


Roy W. Hall 


1044 


388 


56 


220 


193 


Howard T. Mailey 


857 


670 


81 


301 


221 


Claxton Monro 


1273 


735 


158 


360 


197 


Nathaniel Stowers 


1450 








1 


May Evelyn Barnes 


1 


1488 


294 


630 


306 


Blanks 


2718 


School 


Committee— 


-For Two Years — to fill a vacancy 




740 


140 


221 


265 


May Evelyn Barnes 


1366 


538 


127 


464 


130 


Frederick C. Smith 


1259 


396 


57 


107 


52 


Blanks 


612 



Board of Public Works — For Three Years 

128 34 186 42 C. Leroy Ambye 390 



365 


134 


274 


74 


Matthew Burns 


847 


671 


67 


255 


230 


Frank A. Butt rick 


1223 


560 


116 


144 


90 


Thomas Dea 


910 


310 


38 


109 


206 


Henry S. Hopper 


663 


247 


47 


'22 


36 


William F. Ledwell 


352 


380 


78 


131 


62 


Sylvester A. McGovern 


651 


119 


19 


178 


42 


Alexander Riitchie 


358 


568 


11.5 


285 


112 


Blanks 


1080 



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Board of Health — For Three Years 

1269 259 659 380 William D. Walker 2567 

405 65 133 67 Blanks 670 

Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — For Seven Years 

1109 237 601 356 Burton S. Flagg 2303 

565 87 191 91 Blanks 934 

Constables — For One Year 



1062 


210 


569 


321 


James Napier 


2162 


1054 


211 


601 


330 


Frank M. Smith 


2196 


1128 


278 


576 


343 


George X. Sparks 


2325 


1778 


273 


630 


347 


Blanks 


3028 


Trus- 


rEES OF 


Punch ard Free 


School — For Three Years 




1065 


223 


600 


348 


Frederic S. Boutwell 


2236 


994 


200 


521 


317 


John H. Campion 


2032 


1043 


201 


531 


324 


Myron F. Gutterson 


2099 


1010 


208 


517 


318 


Edmond E. Hammond 


2053 


1018 


195 


514 


321 


Henry ( r. Tver 


2048 


3240 


593 


1277 


607 


Blanks 


5717 


Tree 


Warde* 


J — For One Year 






1312 


270 


683 


376 


Ralph T. Berry 


2641 






2 




Charles Buckley 


2 


363 


54 


109 


69 


Blanks 


594 


Plan 


MXG BC 


•ard — For 

1 
1 


Five Y 

1 


cars 

Carl Harig 

Bernard L. McDonald 

John H. Campion 




1 








James D. Fairweather 




1 








David S. Burns 




1 








John McDonald 




1 








George Markey 


1 


1 








William H. Doherty 




1669 


324 


790 


446 


Blanks 


3229 



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Planning Board — For Four Years 

1 Arthur E. Steinert 1 

1 Albert Malley 1 

1 William J. Buchan 1 

1 David S. Burns 1 

1 Augustine Sullivan 1 

1671 324 790 447 Blanks 3232 

All the foregoing officers were voted for on one ballot and the 

check lists were used. 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT ONE 

March 2, 1931 
Polls opened at 6 A. M. Warden in charge, L. D. Pomeroy — 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
6.30 P. M. Ballot Box registered when polls closed 1676. Num- 
ber of ballots received 2650. Number of ballots returned 976. 
Number of ballots cast 1674. Police officer, James Napier. Voted 
to count ballots at 6.25 A. M. 

MARK M. KEANE, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT TWO 

March 2, 1931 
Polls opened at 6 A. M. Warden in charge, Clester E. Mat- 
thews. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls 
closed at 6.30 P. M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 324. 
Number of ballots received 550. Number of ballots returned 226. 
Number of ballots cast 324. Police officer, George N. Sparks. 
Voted to count ballots at 10 A. M. 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT THREE 

March 2, 1931 
Polls opened at 6.00 A. M. Warden in charge, James R. 
Mosher. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls 
closed at 6.30 P. M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 792. 
Number of ballots cast 792. Number of ballots received 1349. 
Number of ballots returned 557. Police officer, James Walker. 
Voted to count ballots at 6.30 A. M. 

THOMAS D. TAYLOR, Clerk 

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REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FOUR 

March 2, 1931 
Polls opened at 6 A. M. Warden in charge, Gordon R. Cannon. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
6.30 P. M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 447. Number 
of ballots received 850. Number of ballots returned 403. Num- 
ber of ballots cast 447. Police officer, George Dane. Voted to 
count ballots at 6 A. M. 

EDWARD A. DOYLE, Clerk 

After final action on Article One, the said meeting was ad- 
journed by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the General Laws, 
to Monday, March 9. at 1.30 o'clock P. M. at the Town Hall. 

1.30 O'CLOCK P. M., MONDAY, MARCH 9. 1931 
The Moderator declared : 

Alfred E. Stearns elected Moderator for one year. 

George H. W.inslow elected Town Clerk for one year. 

Thaxter Eaton elected Town Treasurer for one year. 

William B. Cheever elected Collector of Taxes for one year. 

Andrew McTernen elected Selectman for three years. 

Andrew McTernen elected Assessor for three years. 

William A. Doherty elected member School Committee for 
three years. 

Claxton Monro elected member School Committee for three 
years. 

Nathaniel Stowers elected member School Committee for three 
years. 

May Evelyn Barnes elected member School Committee for two 
years to fill a vacancy. 

Frank A. Buttrick elected member Hoard of Public Works for 
three years. 

Thomas Dea elected member Hoard of Public Works tor three 
years. 

William D. Walker elected member Hoard of Health for three 
years. 

Burton S. Flagg elected Trustee Memorial Hall Library for 
seven years. 

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James Napier elected Constable for one year. 

Frank M. Smith elected Constable for one year. 

George N. Sparks elected Constable for one year. 

Frederic S. Boutwell elected Trustee Punchard Free School 
for three years. 

John H. Campion elected Trustee Punchard Free School for 
three years. 

Myron E. Gutterson elected Trustee Punchard Free School for 
three years. 

Edmond E. Hammond elected Trustee Punchard Free School 
for three years. 

Henry G. Tyer elected Trustee Punchard Free School for three 
years. 

Ralph T. Berry elected Tree Warden for one year. 

At this point Moderator Alfred E. Stearns spoke as follows: 

"Before we commence the town's business may I say just one 
word? During the year we have lost from our numbers one of 
our most respected citizens. There are very few of us here who 
have not at one time or another felt the kindly interest and profited 
by the experience and professional knowledge of our dear old 
friend, Dr. Abbott. The town itself has benefited tremendously 
by his constant, unselfish and loyal service in many ways. I 
suggest that as a tribute to Dr. Abbott we stand for just one 
moment in silence." 

Took up Article 2 and chose : — 

Joseph S. Chambers, Trustee Cornell Fund for three years. 

Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery for three years : Walter I. 
Morse, Frederick E. Cheever, Everett M. Lundgren, Walter E. 
Curtis, Fred A. Swanton, David R. Lawson, John W. Stark. 

Street Lighting Committee for one year (appointed by Mod- 
erator) : Walter H. Coleman, George L. Graham, George G. 
Brown, *Roland B. Glines, John H. Playdon. 

Finance Committee for one year (appointed by Moderator) : 
Charles J. Bailey, John A. Arnold, Frank W. McLanathan, G. 
Edgar Folk, James H. Eaton, Edmond E. Hammond, James C. 
Souter. 

^Resigned — Herbert F. Chase to take his place. 

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Article 3 : Voted to appropriate the following stated sums of 
money : 

Aiding Mothers with Dependent Children $5,000.00 

American Legion, Andover Post No. 8 1,250.00 

Armistice Day 150.00 

Assessors Survey (204 yes— 117 no) 3,000.00 

Board of Health 4,500.00 

Brush Fires 2,500.00 

Moved : That the appropriation for a Pump and Hose for Brush 
fire work be taken up under the heading of brush fires and that 
$2500 be appropriated and a sum not exceeding $1500 of this 
amount be used for the purchase of a pump and hose for brush 
fire work. 

Damages to Persons and Property 2,000.00 

Elections and Registrations 1,000.00 

Essex Tuberculosis Hospital 8,846.36 

New addition $3,314.42 

Maintenance 5,531.94 

Fire Department 31,626.61 

Moved: That $31,626.61 be appropriated for Fire Department: 
$2126.61 of this amount to be used for wages of Call men for 
an eight months period from May 1. 1930. to December 31, 1930. 
Highway Department: 

Maintenance 50,000.00 

New Construction 15,000.00 

Infirmary Expenses 8,000.00 

( Including $28.44 for unpaid 1930 bills) 
Interest 20,000.00 

Insurance 7,700.00 

Memorial Day 850.00 

Memorial Hall Library 8,000.00 

(Including the sum of $346.11 for unpaid 1930 bills) 
Municipal Buildings 4,600.00 

(Including sum of $61.56 for unpaid 1930 bills) 
Old Age Assistance 6,000.00 



Amount carried forward, $180,022.97 

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Amount brought forward, $180,022.97 

Public Welfare 10,500.00 

Parks and Playgrounds 5,500.00 

Police Department 29,335.00 

(Including $30.42 unpaid 1930 bills) 

Pomps Pond - 1,100.00 

Printing 600.00 

Public Dump 500.00 

Retirement of Bonds 50,000 . 00 

Schools 150,344.00 

(This includes an estimated item of $200 for traveling ex- 
pense of Superintendent and $85.71 for unpaid 1930 bills.) 
Sewer Department 6,200.00 
Snow Removal and Sanding 20,000.00 
Soldiers' Relief 2,500.00 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 500.00 
Spring Grove Cemetery 8,400.00 
State Aid 500.00 
Street Lighting 22,022.75 
Town Officers 19,271.50 

($1021.50 of this amount to be paid to our Town 

Counsel covering a ten months period from March 1, 

1930 to December 31, 1930.) 

Town Scales 125.00 

Tree Warden 5,000.00 

Moth Suppression 5,000.00 

Water Department: 

^Maintenance 35,000 . 00 

Construction and Service Pipe 20,000.00 

(*$30,000 to care for the regular maintenance work, 
and the additional $5000 to purchase an electrically 
driven centrifugal pump, Venturi Meter, and appur- 
tenances for the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station.) 

Wire Inspector 450.00 

Total $572,871.22 

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Article 5— Water Pipe 350.00 

Article 7— Baby Health Clinic 300.00 

Articles 9 to 12— Water Extensions 15,000.00 

Article 14— River Road 4,500.00 



20,150.00 
Total $593,021.22 

Took up Article 4: — 

Voted at 3.05 P. M. — To accept as a town way, as laid out by 
the Board of Survey, Hillside Avenue from Haverhill Street 
northerly for a distance of 451 .34 feet. 

Took up Article 5 : — 

Voted at 3.08 P. M.— To authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
purchase the 350 feet of water main with their appurtenances of 
Edward Fleming constructed and laid in Hillside Avenue at the 
rate of $1.00 per foot, and to appropriate a sum of $350.00 for 
this purpose. 

Took up Article 6 : — 

Voted at 3.09 P. M. to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 7 : — 

Voted at 3.12 P. M.— To appropriate the sum of $300.00 to 
establish and maintain a Baby Health Clinic, to be expended under 
the direction of the local Board of Health. 

Took up Article 8 : — 

Voted at 3.14 P. M— -To accept as a town way, as laid out by 
the Board of Survey, a way known as Ferndale Avenue extend- 
ing from Poor Street to Magnolia Avenue. 

Took up Article 9: — 

Voted at 3.55 P. M. — That Articles 9 to "12 inc. be taken up to- 
gether and that the sum of $15,000.00 be appropriated and ex- 
pended under the direction of the Board of Public Works for 
water extensions during the year 1931. 

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Took up Article 13: — 

Voted at 3.56 P. M. — To accept from the American Woolen 
Company a conveyance of certain land in Shawsheen Village as 
described in this article of warrant viz : land on South side of 
Kenilworth Street between Main and Poor Streets. 

Took up Article 14: — - 

Voted at 3.58 P. M.— To appropriate $4,500.00 provided, how- 
ever, a like amount of money is appropriated by the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts and the County of Essex for improve- 
ment of River Road in West Andover, so called. 

Took up Article 15: — 

Voted at 4.00 P. M. — To accept from the American Woolen 
Company a conveyance of certain land in Shawsheen Village so 
called, bounded and described as follows : Beginning at the in- 
tersection of the westerly line of Enmore Street and the south- 
erly line of Haverhill Street, thence southerly by Enmore Street 
one hundred six (106) feet; thence northwesterly by land re- 
tained by the grantor one hundred thirty-three (133) feet to 
Haverhill Street and land of the Boston and Maine Railroad 
Company; thence easterly by Haverhill Street seventy-one and 
2-10 (71.2) feet to Enmore Street to point of beginning; con- 
taining three thousand eight hundred and forty (3,840) square 
feet more or less. 

Took up Article 16: — 

Voted at 4.01 P. M. — That the Town Treasurer, with the ap- 
proval of the Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow 
money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the 
financial year beginning January 1, 1931, and to issue notes 
therefor, payable within one year, any debts incurred under this 
vote to be paid from the revenue of said financial year. 

Took up Article 17 : — 

Voted at 4.03 P. M. — That all unexpended appropriations be 
turned into the treasury with the exception of the following: 
War Bonus Surplus $803.33; North Main Street (Article 4) 

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$5649.85; Union Street (Article 10) $3438.72; also that $15,000 
be transferred from the Overlay Reserve to the Reserve Fund, 
and that free cash in the treasury to the amount of $25,000 be 
voted the Assessors for reducing the 1931 tax rate. 

Took up Article 18: — 

Voted at 4.04 P. M. — That the report of the town officers be 
accepted. 

Took up Article 19: — 

Voted that it be — Resolved, that it is the sense of this meeting 
that the perpetuation of the toll charge imposed by the New Eng- 
land Telephone and Telegraph Company for telephone service 
rendered to subscribers, for communication between Lawrence 
and Andover stations, is discriminatory and unfair, and that such 
service should be freed of such toll charges and that without 
increase in the rate now existing and paid by subscribers to such 
services ; that the polls heretofore conducted, to test the sense of 
the subscribers to telephone service in the Town of Andover, have 
been so conducted as to be of little value in testing the real sen- 
timent of such subscribers and the results thereof unfairly in- 
terpreted by both the Xew England Telephone and Telegraph 
Company and the Massachusetts Board of Public Utilities; there- 
fore be it further 

Resolved, that the Board of Selectmen be and it hereby is di- 
rected to present copies of this resolution to the Xew England 
Telephone and Telegraph Company and the Massachusetts Board 
of Public Utilities, and that it be further directed to use its best 
efforts and offices to bring about a discontinuance on the part of 
the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company of such 
toll charges between the Town of Andover and the City of Law- 
rence, and to oppose any increase of the rates now existing and 
paid by the subscribers to the services of the Company in those 
two communities on account thereof. 

Voted — That the Moderator appoint a committee of five to ar- 
range for the proper observance of the two hundredth anniversary 
of George Washington, to be celebrated in 1932. 

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The Moderator appointed : Frank H. Hardy, Claude M. Fuess, 
Rev. Fr. Charles A. Branton, Mary Byers Smith, John V. Holt. 

Voted at 4.15 P. M. — That the meeting be dissolved. 
The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officer's 
return on the same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: GEORGE H. WINSLOWi, Town Clerk 



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REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 



To the Board of Selectmen : — 
Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my report of the office of Town Clerk for the 
year 1931. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover at the close 
of registration on February 18, 1931, was 5038. 
Precinct One — 

Males 1160 

Females 1253 



Precinct Two — 

Males 271 

Females 268 



Precinct Three — 

Males 662 

Females 604 



Precinct Four — 

Males 386 

Females 434 



2413 



539 



1266 



820 
Total Male Voters 2479 

Total Female Voters 2559 



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1931 VITAL STATISTICS 



BIRTHS 

Number of births recorded 146 

Children born of American parents 89 

Children born of foreign parents 30 

American Father and foreign Mother 11 

American Mother and foreign Father 16 

Males 73 

Females 73 

Twins 3 

DEATHS 

Number of deaths recorded 1 1 1 

Males 64 

Females 47 

American born 76 

Foreign born 32 

Birthplace unknown 3 

MARRIAGES 

Number of marriages recorded 96 
Grooms : 

First marriage 88 

Second marriage 8 
Brides : 

First marriage 84 

Second marriage 11 

Third marriage 1 
Nativity : 

Both American born 62 

Both foreign born 10 

American groom and foreign bride 10 

American bride and foreign groom 14 

Respectfully submitted, 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 
29 



Report 



of thi 



TOWN AUDITOR 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING 
December 31, 1931 



Report of the Town 
Auditor 



January 31, 1932 

To the Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

I submit herewith a report of a detailed statement of the receipts 
and their sources, and of the payments and the purposes therefor, 
as follows. The condition of the various trust funds, sources of 
income and amounts paid out are also set forth. A statement of 
the temporary loans, maturing debt and interest is included. 

A balance sheet, which is appended to this report, was prepared 
showing the assets and liabilities as of December 31, 1931. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARY COLLIx\ T S, 

Tozvn Accountant 



32 



Receipts for 1931 



William B. Cheever, Collector : 




Taxes, Current Year: 




Poll 


$5068.00 


Personal Estate 


85483.93 


Real Estate 


258158.82 


Previous Years: 




Poll 


616.00 


Personal Estate 


6191.47 


Real Estate 


82266.50 


Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes, 1929 


312.61 


Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes, 1930 


4000.42 


Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes, 1931 


20292.60 


Old Age Assistance, 1931 


2544.00 


Moth Assessments 


1667.85 


Sewer Assessments, 1931 


228.28 


Interest on Taxes 


7064.88 


Interest on Sewer Assessments, 1931 


7.89 




fc/| 7W> "3 ^ 




\p L T/ \J"\JkJ • Cj^J 


Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer: 




Interest on Deposits 


2852.79 


Interest on Sewer Assessments 


15.95 


Sewer Assessments 


1099.18 


Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds 


2647.50 


Loans, Anticipation of Revenue 


250000.00 


Certificate Municipal Liens 


1.00 




$256616.42 



County of Essex, Dog Tax 719.19 

County of Essex, Reimbursement for 
Killing Dogs 47.00 



$766.19 



a 



o 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts : 

Income Tax 61441.05 

Corp. Tax, Business 36306.48 

R. R., Tel. & Tel. 2010.09 

Trust Co. Tax 383.76 

National Bank Tax 1 802 . 35 

Trust Co, (1930) .08 

National Bank Tax, ( 1929) 47 . 29 

National Bank Tax, (1930) 34.36 

Corp. Tax, P.S, (1930) 22.43 

St. Railway 398.99 

Gas & Electric Light Cos. 475.13 

Interest 2.77 

St. Railway 100.48 

Corp. Tax, P. S. 12.90 

Corp. Tax, Business 926.93 

Reimbursement, Loss of Taxes 268.37 

Gas Tax Apportionment 7635.10 

Aid to Industrial Schools 1178.90 

Smith-Hughes Fund 163.59 

Old Age Assistance 68.00 



Board of Selectmen. 


Licenses, Etc. : 




Liquor 




2.00 


Junk 




10.00 


Pedlars 




182.00 


Sunday 




125.00 


Pool, Billiards and 


Bowling 


25.00 


Dance Hall 




30.00 


Garage 




14.00 


Police Department : 


.- 


Court Fines 




191.53 


All Other 




2.55 



SI 13279.05 



388.00 



194.08 



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Town Clerk, Licenses, Etc. : 

Marriage " 85.00 

Certificates of Registration -23.00 

Miscellaneous Fees 162 . 40 

All Other 164.00 



From Individuals 


570.00 


From Cities and Towns 


545.25 


From State 


894.80 


Rents, Municipal Property: 




Town Hall 


169.00 


Town Property, Ballardvale 


352.00 


Court Room 


120.00 


Fire Department : 


;■, " ' ' v 


All Other 


4.26 


Use of Ambulance 


144.95 



Highway Construction: 
Article 14, River Road 9000.00 

Article 10, Union Street 1385 . 71 



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434.40 



Infirmary : 

Board and Care 738.00 

Reimbursements for Public Welfare: 



2010.05 



641.00 



149.21 

Sealer Weights and Measures Fees 150.52 

Wire Inspector Fees 89.00 

Public Weigher Fees 32.65 

Forestry: : • 

Gypsy and Brown Tail Moth Extermination : 55.94 

Health and Sanitation: 

Tuberculosis, Board and Care 222.30 

Tuberculosis Subsidy 260.71 

Sewer Connections 667 . 79 

■■ 1150.80 



10385.71 



Board of Health, Licenses: 
Milk 
Oleo 

Ice Cream 
Beauty Parlor 
Alcohol 
Ashes 



34.50 

3.00 

1.00 

10.00 

16.00 

1.50 



Reimbursement for Mothers' Aid from State 
Reimbursement for State Aid from State 

School Department: 

Tuition State Wards 1 435 . 28 

Other Tuition 739.10 

Sale of Books and Supplies 309.95 

All Other 71.49 



Libraries : 
Fines 
Income from Investments 

Water Department: 

Metered Rates 

Services 

Miscellaneous 

Cemetery Department: 
Sale Lots 
Sale Granite 
Care Lots 
Seeding 
Interments 
Foundations 
Filling Graves 
Use Lowering Device 
Perpetual Cares 



363.34 
3840.00 



42573.20 

2091.75 

810.25 



182.00 
25.00 

673.00 
50.00 

842.00 

317.74 

11.00 

50.00 

1859.50 



66.00 

1157.66 

107.00 



2555.82 



4203.34 



45475.20 



4010.24 



.% 



Refunds : 

Insurance 74.52 

Mothers' Aid 24.00 

Police Department 30.00 

Library . 12 



128.64 



Total Receipts $918688.17 



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Payments 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 




Selectmen 


1945.69 




Accountant 


1624.92 




Auditors 


150.00 




Treasurer 


2460.18 




Tax Collector 


3327.24 




Assessors 


4233.51 




Assessors' Survey 


3449.00 




Certification of Notes 


6.00 




Town Counsel 


1805.23 




Town Clerk 


2551.08 




Election and Registration 


901.46 




Moderator 


10.00 




Field Driver 


25.00 




Game Warden 


100.00 




Town Hall 


4296.91 




Public Welfare Clerical 


582.65 


27468.87 
ERTY 


PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROP! 


Police Department 


28407.13 




Fire Department 


31549.40 




Building Inspector 


450.00 




Wire Inspector 


405.25 




Sealer of Weights and Measures 


494.46 




Public Weigher 


100.00 




Moth Suppression 


4999.70 




Tree Warden 


4999.71 




Forest Fires 


2495.00 


73900.65 



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HEALTH AND SANITATION 



Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 


8846.36 




Health Department 


4093.12 




Baby Clinic, Article 7 


237.60 




Sewer Maintenance 


6199.46 


19376.54 


HIGHWAYS 




Highway Maintenance 


49297.87 




Highway Construction 


14998.28 




River Road, Article 14 


13500.00 




North Main Street, Article 4 


988.39 




Union Street, Article 10 


4818.75 




Highway — Article 1, (Special) 


9997.94 




Snow and Ice Removal 


18817.42 




Street Lighting 


20684.14 


133102.79 
^S 


CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' BENEFH 


Public Welfare 


9636.86 




Mothers' Aid 


4166.09 




Soldiers' Relief 


2031.43 




Infirmary 


7920.00 




State Aid 


120.00 




Old Age Assistance 


2479.23 


26353.61 


ENTERPRISES AND CEMETERIES 


Water Maintenance 


35045.84 




Water Construction 


19999.45 




Hillside Avenue Water Main, Article 5 


350.00 




Water Extensions, Articles 9 to 12 


14949.72 




Cemeteries 


8398.72 


78743.73 



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SCHOOLS AND LIBRARY 



School Department 
Smith-Hughes Fund 
Library 



150335.07 

163.59 

12559.30 



163057.96 



RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED 



Parks 

Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 

Damages to Persons and Property 

Memorial Day 

Printing Town Reports 

Insurance 

American Legion 

Public Dump 

Armistice Day 



5059.76 

1068.21 

52.41 

801.85 

470.00 

7435.72 

1117.89 

421.63 

48.00 



16475.47 



INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT 



Interest 

Maturing Debt 
Anticipation of Revenue 

Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds 
Comm. of Mass. Old Age Assistance 
Comm. of Mass. 
Refunds on Taxes 
Refunds on Excise Taxes 
Refund on A loth 



18840.55 

50000.00 

250000.00 

38473.78 

2890.00 

22498.95 

397.38 

644.01 

7.30 



318840.55 



64911.42 



Total Payments 



922231.59 



40 



TREASURER'S CASH 



Balance on hand, January 1, 1931 
Receipts, 1931 

Payments, 1931 



88304.69 
918688.17 



Balance on hand, December 31, 1931 



1006992.86 
922231.59 

84761 . 27 



41 



Appropriations for 1931 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Town Officers 19271.50 

Assessors' Survey 3000.00 

Election and Registration 1000.00 

Municipal Buildings 4600.00 



27871 
PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY 


.50 


Police Department 29335.00 






Fire Department 31626.61 






Wire Inspector 450.00 






Sealer of Weights and Measures 500.00 






Moth Suppression 5000.00 






Tree Warden 5000.00 






Forest Fires 2500.00 








74411 


.61 


HEALTH AND SANITATION 


Health Department 4500.00 






Baby Clinic, Article 7 300.00 






Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 8846.36 






Sewer Maintenance 6200.00 






Public Dump 500.00 








20346 


.36 



HIGHWAYS 

Highway Maintenance 50000.00 

Highway, Special, Article 1 10000.00 

Highway, Construction 15000.00 

River Road, Article 14 4500.00 

Snow Removal and Sanding 20000.00 

Street Lighting 22022.75 



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121522.75 



CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' BENEFITS 

Public Welfare 10500.00 

Infirmary 8000.00 

Mothers' Aid 5000.00 

State Aid 500.00 

Soldiers' Relief 2500.00 

Old Age Assistance 6000.00 



32500.00 



SCHOOLS AND LIBRARY 

School Department 150344.00 

Memorial Hall Library 8000.00 



158344.00 



RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED 



Parks and Playgrounds 

Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 

Damages to Persons and Property 

American Legion Quarters 

Insurance 

Memorial Day 

Town Reports 

Armistice Day 

Town Scales 



5500.00 

1100.00 

2000.00 

1250.00 

7700.00 

850.00 

600.00 

150.00 

125.00 



19275.00 



ENTERPRISES AND CEMETERIES 

Water Maintenance 35000.00 

Water Construction 20000.00 

Water Main Purchase, Article 5 350.00 

Water Extensions, Articles 9 to 12 15000.00 

Cemetery 8400.00 

INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT 

Interest 20000.00 

Maturing Debt 50000.00 



78750.00 



70000.00 



Total Appropriations, 1931 



603021.22 



43 



Appropriation Accounts 



GENERAL 


GO) 

Cr. 


fERNM 


Appropriation — Town Officers 


Dr. 




Selectmen : 






Salaries 






Frank H. Hardy 




400.00 


Andrew McTernen 




300.00 


Jeremiah J. Daly 




300.00 


Clerks : 






Salaries : 






George H. Winslow 




200.00 


Edith P. Sellars 




273.88 


Ella M. Larkin 




241.35 


Office Supplies, Stationery i 


and 




Postage 




23.86 


Carfares, Expenses, etc. 




52.12 


Telephone 




78.95 


Recording Fees and All Other 


75.53 



Treasurer : 

Salary, Thaxter Eaton 2000.00 

Office Supplies, Stationery and 

Postage 245.18 

On Bond 215.00 



Moderator 10.00 

Field Driver 25.00 

Game Warden 100.00 



44 



19271.50 



1945.69 



2460.18 



135.00 



Town Accountant: 

Salary, Mary Collins 1565.00 

Office Supplies, Stationery and 

Postage 56.92 

Printing and Advertising 3.00 



Town Auditors 




Tax Collector : 




Salaries : 




William B. Cheever 


2250.00 


Ella M. Larkin, clerk 


254.85 


Sarah L. Elliott, clerk 


23.10 


Office Supplies, Stationery and 




Postage 


243.14 


Printing and Advertising 


53.75 


Telephone 


64.45 


On Bond 


430.00 


All Other 


7.95 


Assessors : 




Salaries : 




Frank H. Hardy 


400.00 


Andrew McTernen 


400.00 


Jeremiah J. Daly 


400.00 


Assistant Assessors 


610.50 


George H. Winslow, clerk 


200.00 


Edith P. Sellars, clerk 


1186.78 


Ella M. Larkin, clerk 


254.85 


Office Supplies, Stationery and 




Postage 


61.26 


Printing and Advertising 


493.61 


Carfares, Expenses, etc. 


66.95 


Telephone 


6.50 


Deeds, Probates, and All Other 


153.06 



1624.92 
150.00 



3327.24 



4233.51 



45 



Certification of Notes 






6.00 




Salary, Town Counsel 






1805.23 




Town Clerk: 










Salaries : 










George H. Winslow 




1700.00 






Clerks : 










Edith P. Sellars 




182.65 






Ella M. Larkin 




241.35 






Office Supplies, Stationery 


and 








Postage 




299.89 




m 


Printing and Advertising 




96.79 






On Bond 




2.23 






All Other 




28.17 


2551.08 
450.00 




Building Inspector 








Board of Public Welfare, Salaries 


; 






Frank H. Hardy 




100.00 






Andrew McTernen 




100.00 






Jeremiah J. Daly 




100.00 






Clerks : 










George H. Winslow 




100.00 






Edith P. Sellars 




182.65 


582.65 











Totals 19271.50 19271.50 

ASSESSORS' SURVEY 

Cr. 

Appropriation 3000 . 00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 449.00 

Dr. 
Survey Expenses 3449.00 



3449.OO 3449.00 



46 



ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 



„ 


Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




1000.00 


Registrars' Salaries 




183.00 




Election Officers' Wages 




362.50 


■■ 


Police Duty, trucking ballot boxes, etc. 


52.38 




Supplies, Stationery, etc. 




21.15 




Printing and Advertising 




241.60 




Meals 




20.25 




Carfares 




9.00 




All Other 




11.58 




Total Expenditures 


901.46 




Balance to Revenue 




98.54 





1000.00 1000.00 

MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 

Cr. 

Appropriation 4600 . 00 

Dr. 

Salary, Janitor 1475.75 

Police Duty, etc. 24.00 

Fuel 894.11 

Light ■■;;,; 607.19 

Janitor's Supplies 170.46 

Equipment and Repairs 1013.30 

Laundry 6.37 

Water Bills' 39.37 

All Other 66.36 



Total Expenditures 4296.91 

Balance to Revenue 303 .09 



4600.00 4600.00 



47 



POLICE 


DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 




Appropriation 




29335.00 


Refund 


Dr. 


30.00 


Salaries : 






Chief 




2418.57 


Patrolmen 




19517.06 


Special Police 




2174.38 


Drowning Accident 




301.26 


Special Strike Duty 




444.48 


Matron and Others 




34.38 


Equipment and Repairs: 






Equipment for Men 




291.15 


Other Equipment 




315.83 


Beacons, Lights, Etc. 




1099.20 


Gas, Oil, Repairs, Etc. 




636.79 


Light 




308.32 


Office Supplies, Printing an 


d Postage 


101.09 


Telephone 




337.44 


Dog Officer 




53.00 


Paint 




251.30 


Freight 




5.76 


Laundry and All Other 




117.12 


Total Expenditures 


28407.13 


Balance to Revenue 




957.87 



29365.00 29365.00 

ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 

Cr. 
Appropriation 8846 . 36 

Dr. 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 8846.36 



8846.36 



8846.36 



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Appropriation 



Salaries 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 



Dr. 



Chief 


2606.75 


Firemen 


18351.72 


Call Men, 1930 


2126.61 


Call Men, 1931 


3134.62 


Equipment and Repairs : 




Apparatus 


959.60 


Hose 


505.60 


Equipment for Men 


84.89 


Other Equipment 


223.90 


Repairs 


6.86 


Gasoline and Oil 


578.15 


Fire Alarm Cables, Alarm Boxes, Etc. 


1078.66 


Chemical 


22.28 


Fuel 


987.76 


Light and Power 


233.28 


Maintenance Buildings and Grounds : 




Repairs 


104.18 


Furniture and Furnishings 


34.54 


Laundry Work 


148.22 


Water Bills and All Other 


169.15 


Printing, Stationery and Postage 


21.85 


Telephone 


167.28 


Freight 


3.50 



31626.61 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



31549.40 
77.21 



31626.61 



31626.61 



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Appropriation 



Salaries 



MOTH SUPPRESSION 

Cr. 



Dr. 



5000.00 



Superintendent 






560.00 




Labor 






2169.67 




Teams and Trucks 






568.07 




Insecticides 






824.07 




Supplies — Hardware, Tools, 


etc. 


67.15 




Equipment and Repairs 






291.89 




Gas, Oil, Auto Repairs, 


etc. 


• 


332.58 




Stationery, Printing and 


Postage 


20.60 




Telephone 






27.28 




Rent and All Other 






138.39 




Total Expenditures 




4999.70 




Balance to Revenue 






.30 








5000.00 


5000. (X) 


] 
> 


FOREST FIRES 










Cr. 






Appropriation 




Dr. 




2500.00 


Salaries : 










Fighting Fires 






587.50 




Pump and Hose 






1493.50 




Equipment 






332.60 




Lunches 






20.60 




Gas 






60.80 




Total Expenditures 




J495.00 




Balance to Revenue 






5.00 





2500.00 



2500.00 



50 



INSPECTOR OF WIRES 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




Salary, Inspector 




400.00 


Postage, Etc. 

Total Expenditures 




5.25 


405.25 


Balance to Revenue 




44.75 



450.00 



450.00 450.00 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

Cr. 

Appropriation 500 . 00 

Dr. 
Salary, Sealer 400.00 

Sealer's Supplies 31.96 

Carfares, Misc. Expenses, etc. 62.50 



Total Expenditures 494.46 

Balance to Revenue 5.54 



500.00 500.00 

BABY HEALTH CLINIC— ARTICLE 7 

Cr. 
Appropriation 300.00 

Dr. 
Philip W. Blake, M.D., Salary 200.00 

Medical Supplies 37.60 



Total Expenditures 237.60 

Balance to 1932 62.40 



300.00 300.00 



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TREE WARDEN 







Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Salaries : 








Warden 






1265.75 


Labor 






2876.09 


Equipment, Hardware, 


Tools, 


etc. 


301.34 


Gas, Oil, Auto Repairs 


, etc. 




191.25 


Trees 






239.80 


Telephone 






24.81 


Rent and All Other 






100.67 


Total Expenditures 


4999.71 


Balance to Revenue 






.29 



Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Salaries : 




Superintendent 


148.44 


Assistant Superintendent 


160.00 


Labor 


3128.96 


Tools and Equipment 


623.60 


Sewer Covers 


64.41 


Pipe, Fittings, Cement, Sand, etc. 


226.68 


Gas and Electric 


1728.34 


Blasting, Express and All Other 


119.03 


Total Expenditures 


6199.46 


Balance to Revenue 


.54 



5000.00 



5000.00 5000.00 

SEWER MAINTENANCE 

6200.00 



6200.00 6200.00 

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 

Appropriation 4500 . 00 

Dr. 



General Administration : 




Salaries 




Franklin H. Stacey 


50.00 


Lotta Johnson, Agent 


1500.00 


W. D. Walker, M.D. 


50.00 


George G. Brown, Secretary 


75.00 


Stationery and Postage 


46.56 


Printing and Advertising 


120.25 


Telephone 


54.41 


Quarantine and Contagious Diseases: 




Medical Attention 


40.29 


Nurses" 


32.00 


Drugs and Medicine 


6.80 


Groceries and Provisions 


13.74 


To Cities and Towns 


30.00 


Ice 


26.00 


Transportation 


17.23 


Tuberculosis : 




Board and Treatment 


709.80 


Vital Statistics: 




Births 


20.00 


Deaths 


15.00 


Other Expenses: 




Plumbing Inspectors 


190.44 


Fumigation and Disinfectants 


105 . 40 


Schick Tests 


41.45 


Rabies Inoculations 


86.50 


Disposing of Dead Cats and Dogs 


29.25 


L,otta Johnson, use of car 


200.00 


Animal Inspector 


350.00 


Milk Inspector 


75.00 


Slaughter Inspector 


200.00 



53 



All Other 



8.00 



Total Expenditures 


4093.12 




Balance to Revenue 


406.88 






4500.00 


4500.00 


HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




50000.00 


Dr. 






Salaries : 






Superintendent 


1577.73 




Labor 


26347.88 




Trucks and Teams 


4680.89 




General : 






Loam, Sod, etc. 


326.05 




Coal 


148.21 




Cinders 


642.00 




Gravel 


150.60 




Asphalt 


2079.52 




Tarvia 


3542.07 




Stone Dust 


1953.36 




Ashes 


124.20 




Sidewalk Mixture 


2353.82 




Curbing, Cement, Sand, etc. 


170.51 




Equipment and Repairs 


2026.20 




Hay, Grain and Straw 


515.87 




Jobbing and Supplies 


851.02 




Fencing 


112.50 




Drains, Culverts, etc. 


435.64 




Gas, Oil, Auto Repairs, etc. 


1080.50 




Express and All Other 


179.30 




Total Expenditures 


49297.87 




Balance to Revenue 


702.13 




' 


50000.00 


50000.00 



54 



PUBLIC DUMP 






Cr. 
Appropriation 




500.00 


Dr. 






Neils Sorenson, Keeper 


400.00 




Other Expenses 


21.63 




Total Expenditures 


421.63 




Balance to Revenue 


78.37 


■ 



500.00 



HIGHWAY— SPECIAL, ARTICLE 1 



500.00 





Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




10000.00 


Labor 




6651.00 




Trucks 




3346.94 




Total Expenditures 


9997 . 94 




Balance to 1932 




2.06 






10000.00 


10000.00 



NORTH MAIN STREET—ARTICLE 4 

Cr. 



Balance from 1930 

Contract 
Labor 
All Other 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to 1932 



5649.85 



Dr. 



560.94 

394.11 

33.34 



988.39 
4661.46 



5649.85 



5649.85 



55 



HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION 

Cr. 



Appropriation 


Dr. 




15000.00 


Salaries : 








Superintendent 




148.44 




Labor 




2606.32 




Trucks and Teams 




383.66 




Jobbing and Supplies 




174.55 




Drains, Culverts, etc. 




498.81 




Equipment and Repairs 




220.45 




Curbing and Stone 




4973.18 




Tarvia 




2875.50 




Sod and Loam 




185.82 




Asphalt 




2858.25 




Gas, Oil, Auto Repairs, etc. 




43.10 




Freight and All Other 




30.20 




Total Expenditures 


14998.28 




Balance to Revenue 




1.72 






15000.00 


15000.00 



UNION STREET—ARTICLE 10 

Cr. 



Balance from 1930 
From State 

Contract 
All Other 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to 1932 



Dr. 





3438.72 




1385.71 


4035.39 




783.36 





4818.75 
5.68 



4824.43 



4824.43 



56 



RIVER ROAD— ARTICLE 14 



Cr. 



Appropriation 






4500.00 


From State 






4500.00 


From County 


Dr. 




4500.00 


Labor 




4899.52 




Teams and Trucks 




968.44 




Filling 




429.55 




Lumber, etc. 




103 . 37 




Pipe 




147.59 




Bank Gravel 




2411.88 




Steel 




83.91 




Cement 




159.55 




Stone 




2791.82 




Rail Posts and Fencing 




437.25 




Asphalt Binder 




977.84 




Blasting and All Other 




89.28 






13500.00 


13500.00 


MOTHERS' 


AID 






Cr. 






Appropriation 






5000.00 


Refund 


Dr. 




24,00 


Cash Payments 




3360.50 




Groceries and Provisions 




685 . 74 




Fuel 




79.25 




Medical Supplies and All Other 


40.60 




Total Expenditures 




4166.09 




Balance to Revenue 




857.91 





5024.00 



5024.00 



57 



SNOW REMOVAL 


AND SANDING 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




20000.00 


Superintendent 




64.17 




Labor 




8836.96 




Teams and Trucks 




1740.26 




Sidewalk Plows 




1016.89 




Road Plows 




1387.97 




Truck Plows 




3451.75 




Equipment 




776.89 




Repairs to Equipment 




1084.44 




Gas, Oil, Repairs, etc. 




304.97 




Supplies 




129.01 




Freight 




24.11 




Total Expenditures 


18817.42 




Balance to Revenue 




1182.58 






20000.00 


20000.00 


SOLDIERS' 


RELIEF 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




2500.00 


Cash Payments 




930.75 




Groceries and Provisions 


750.49 




Fuel 




75.00 




Rent 




149.25 




Medicine and Medical 


Attention 


77.00 




Clothing- 




8.94 




All Other 




40.00 




Total Expenditures 


'2031.43 




Balance to Revenue 




468.57 





2500.00 



2500.00 



58 



STREET LIGHTING 



Appropriation 

Street Lighting 
Stationery and Postage 


Dr. 


20675.09 
9.05 


22022.75 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


20684.14 
1338.61 





22022.75 22022.75 
PUBLIC WELFARE 

Cr. 
Appropriation 10500.00 

Dr. 



Lotta Johnson, Salary- 


260.00 


Stationery and Postage 


5.15 


Outside Relief by Town : 




Groceries and Provisions 


1902.50 


Coal and Wood 


76.25 


Board and Care 


96.00 


Medicine and Medical Attention 


214.40 


Clothing 


19.32 


State Institutions 


2694.99 


Cash 


2992.00 


Burial Expense 


42.00 


Physician 


150.00 


Relief by Other Cities 


981.48 


Relief by Other Towns 


147.77 


Interment and Funeral two Unknown In- 




fants 

*-- 


55.00 


Total Expenditures 


9636.86 


Balance to Revenue 


863 . 14 



10500.00 10500.00 

59 



INFIRMARY 

Cr. 

Appropriation 8000 . 00 

Dr. 



Salaries : 




Matron 


974.97 


Other Employees 


1379.38 


Groceries and Provisions 


2721.70 


Dry Goods and Clothing 


454.57 


Buildings, Furnishings, etc. 


836.08 


Fuel, Light and Power 


1016.13 


Medical Supplies 


78.32 


Physician 


100.00 


Telephone 


35.35 


Funeral Expense 


65.00 


Shrubs, etc. 


19.30 


Water Bills and All Other 


239.20 


Total Expenditures 


7920.00 


Balance to Revenue 


80.00 



8000.00 8000.00 

OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 

Cr. 

Appropriation 6000.00 

Dr. 

Salary, George H. Winslow, Clerk 
Stationery, etc. 
Cash Payments 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 

6000.00 6000.00 

60 



175 


.00 


22 


.73 


2281 


.50 


2479.23 


3520.77 



Appropriation 



STATE AID 

Cr. 

Dr. 



500.00 



Cash Payments 




120.00 


Balance to Reven 


ue 


380.00 




500.00 500.00 




SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 
General 


150344.00 


Henry C. Sanborn, Supt. 


4300.00 


Salary, Clerk 




1052.85 


Truant Officer 




100.00 


Office Supplies , 


, Stationery, etc. 


379.97 


Telephone 




103.80 


Sanborn Expense Acct. 


142.30 




Teachers' Salaries 


High 




32996.05 


Junior High 




19373.10 


Elementary 


Health 


49500.99 


High 




428.68 


Junior High 




1080,40 


Elementary 




1945.27 




Text Books and Supplies 


High 




1231,17 


Junior High 




412.50 


Elementary 




970.52 


Other Expense of Instruction 


High 




1186.73 


Junior High- 




99^.41 


Elementary 




864.01 



61 



Tuition 



High 




372.64 


Junior High 




40.92 


Elementary 


Transportation 


604.77 


High 




2875.79 


Junior High 




3136.06 


Elementary 


Janitors' Services 


4432.45 


High 




1669.64 


Junior High 




1775.92 


Elementary 




4937.42 


Matrons 




826.85 


Coach 


Fuel and Light 


231.00 


High 




1475.48 


Junior High 




955.30 


Elementary 




3054.47 



Maintenance Buildings and Grounds 

High: 

Repairs 733.67 

Janitors' Supplies 220.61 

All Other 61.43 

Junior High and Elementary 

Repairs 2854.74 

Janitors' Supplies 408.60 

All Other 102.60 

Outlays on Grounds 721.47 

Furniture and Furnishings 

High 326.40 

New Equipment 795.75 

Diplomas and Graduation Exercises 120.97 

Use of Guild 100.00 

62 



Water Bills 


381.11 




Express 


45.33 




Laundry 


14.93 




Total Expenditures 


150335.07 




Balance to Revenue 


8.93 




4 


150344.00 


150344.00 


MEMORIAL HALL 


LIBRARY 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




8000.00 


Dog Tax 




719.19 


Income from Investments 




3840.00 


Dr. 






Salaries : 






Librarian 


2000.00 




Assistants 


4089.69 




Treasurer — '30 and '31 


200.00 




Janitors' Services 


1910.00 




Librarian's Expenses 


138.09 




Books 


1266.10 




Periodicals 


358.05 




Binding 


479.66 




Fuel 


841.16 




Light 


421.21 




Buildings : 






Repairs 


277.73 




Furniture and Furnishings 


14.37 




Janitors' Supplies, etc. 


66.45 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Posta 


ge 130.11 




Telephone 


48.74 




Water Bills 


20.39 




Express and All Other 


297.43 




Total Expenditures 


12559.18 


- 


Balance to Revenue 


.01 




/" 


12559.19 


— — ■ - ' ' ' — ' ^ 

12559.19 



63, 



PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS 





Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




Teams and Trucks 




98.20 


Labor 




3194.53 


Equipment and Supplies 




992.64 


Loam 




120.25 


Lawn Seed, etc. 




41.00 


Lime 




33.00 


Lumber, etc. 




72.96 


Gas, Oil, Repairs, etc. 




29.05 


Freight and All Other 




4.44 


Playground Apparatus 




473.69 


Total Expenditures 


5059.76 


Balance to Revenue 




440.24 



5500.00 



5500.00 



MEMORIAL DAY 





Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




Truck and Auto Hire 




110.00 


Plants, Wreaths, etc. 




431.50 


Band 




148.20 


Bugle and Drum Corps 




10.00 


Flags 




51.00 


Ammunition 




19.50 


Markers 




6.65 


Speaker's Services 




25.00 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



801.85 
48.15 



5500.00 



850.00 



64 



850.00 



850.00 



POMPS POND BATHING BEACH 





Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




Labor 




921.21 


Equipment 




75.24 


Repairs to Equipment 




26.76 


Building Dam 




45.00 


Total Expenditures 


1068.21 


Balance to Revenue 




31.79 



INSURANCE 

Cr. 



Dr. 



Total Expenditures 1117.89 

Balance to Revenue 132.11 



1100.00 



1100.00 1100.00 





7700.00 




74.52 


7435.72 




338.80 





Appropriation 
Refund 

Smart & Flagg, Inc. 
Balance to Revenue 



7774.52 7774.52 

AMERICAN LEGION QUARTERS 

Cr. 
Appropriation 1250.00 

Dr. 
janitor's Services 250.00 

Rent 600.00 

Gas and Electricity 69.89 

Fuel 198.00 



1250.00 1250.00 

65 



DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Cr. 



Appropriation 

Damages, Sundry Persons 
Balance to Revenue 



Dr. 



52.41 
1947.59 







2000.00 




TOWN REPORTS 






Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




Smith & Coutts Co. 




470.00 


Balance to Revenue 1 




130.00 






600.00 




ARMISTICE DAY 






Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




Orchestral Services 




4cS.OO 


Balance to Revenue 




102.00 






150.00 




TOWN SCALES 






Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




Public Weigher 




100.00 


Balance to Revenue 




25.00 



2000. 00 



2000.00 



600.00 



600.00 



150.00 



150.00 



125.00 



125.00 



125.00 



66 



WATER MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 

Appropriation 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 

Dr. 
Salaries: 

George H. Winslow, Secretary- 
Superintendent 

Assistant Superintendent 

Clerk 
Labor 

Trucks and Teams 

Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 
Printing and Advertising 
Telephone 

Dues and Misc. Expenses 
Pipe and Fittings 
Meters and Fittings 
Freight 

Equipment and Supplies 
Maintenance Buildings 
All Other 

Gas, Oil, Repairs, etc. 
Storage 
Pumping Station : 

Engineers 

Studies for Pumping Equipment 

Venturi Meter and New Pump 

Oil, Waste and Packing 

Supplies 

Coal 

Repairs on Pumps and Buildings 

Gas, Light and Power 
Chlorinator 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



61 



35000.00 


850.00 


100.00 


985.00 


1759.17 


1410.69 


8456.85 


38.64 


361.21 


105.60 


469.56 


167.30 


22.25 


14.58 


44.18 


997.43 


48.02 


316.72 


1298.98 


106.00 


4496.97 


616.32 


5045.04 


124.36 


181.10 


1471.95 


144.77 


5414.05 


849.10 


35045.84 


804.16 


35850.00 35850.00 



WATER MAIN PURCHASE— ARTICLE 5 

Cr. 

Appropriation 350.00 

Dr. 

Water Main— Hillside Ave. 350.00 



350.00 350.00 



CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




8400. 0C 


Dr. 






Salaries : 






Fred A. Swanton, Supt. 


1800.00 




Edith P. Sellars, Clerk- 


200.00 




Labor 


4134.85 




Team 


219.38 




Postage, Office Supplies, etc. 


69.02 




Stone 


226.70 




Loam 


135.00 




Cinders 


139.90 




Sand 


20.00 




Tarvia 


189.18 




Markers 


34.80 




Grass Seed, Trees, Shrubs, etc. 


2S9.15 




Tools and Supplies 


755.96 




Gas, Oil, Repairs, etc. 


154.20 




Water Bills, Freight and All Other 


30.58 




Total Expenditures 


'8398.72 




Balance to Revenue 


1.28 





8400.00 8400.00 

68 



WATER CONSTRUCTION 



Cr. 




Appropriation 


20000.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Superintendent 


760.52 


Assistant Superintendent 


80.00 


Labor 


8182.55 


Equipment and Repairs 


546.07 


Gas, Oil, Repairs to Autos, etc. 


934.73 


Tarvia 


94.50 


Lead, Pipe and Fittings, Meters, etc. 


9033.02 


Freight 


104.25 


All Other 


263.81 


Total Expenditures 


19999.45 


Balance to Revenue 


.55 



20000.00 20000.00 



WATER EXTENSIONS— ARTICLES 9 to 12 



Appropriation 



Cr. 



Dr. 



15000.00 



Salary, Superintendent 


35.00 


Assistant Superintendent 


40.00 


Labor 


6730.39 


Trucks 


7.50 


Lead, Pipe, Fittings, etc. 


7804.28 


Lumber, Supplies, Equipment, etc. 


. 225.93 


Freight and All Other 


106.62 


Total Expenditures 


14949.72 


Balance to 1932 


50.28 



15000.00 15000.00 



69 



INTEREST 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



Dr. 



Interest on Temporary Loans 
Interest on All Other 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



3310.55 
15530.00 

18840.55 
1159.45 



20000.00 





20000.00 


20000.00 




MATURING DEBT 






Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 


50000.00 


General Loans : 






T. B. Hospital 


7000.00 




Sewer 


7000.00 




School 


17000.00 




Library 


10000.00 




Water 


9000.00 






50000.00 


50000.00 




TEMPORARY LOANS 




Shawmut Corpor 


ation, Notes 149-151 (Rate 2.02) 


250000.00 


Repaid Loans 


250000.00 






250000.00 


250000.00 




SMITH^HUGHES FUND 






Cr. 




From State 


Dr. 


163.59 


Pay Rolls 


163.59 





163.59 



163.59 



?u 



RESERVE FUND 

Cr. 



Transferred from Overlay Reserve 

Dr. 
Transferred to Assessors' Survey 
Transferred to Water Maintenance 

Total Transferred 

Balance to Overlay Reserve 



15000.00 15000.00 

ACCOUNTING TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS 

Taxes 1928 

Dr. Cr. 

Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1931 3580.14 
Collected, 1931 3580.14 



150( 

449.00 
850.00 


DO. 00 


1299.00 
13701.00 











3580.14 


3580.14 




Taxes 


1929 






Uncollected Balance, 
Refunds 
Collected, 1931 
Abatements 
Balance to 1932 


January 1, 


1931 


33842.50 
3.41 


33180.15 

646.06 

19.70 




33845.91 


33845.91 




Taxes 


1930 




• 


Uncollected Balance, 
Refunds 
Collected, 1931 
Abatements 
Balance to 1932 


January 1, 


1931 


79035.89 
11.00 


52313.81 

573.89 

26159.19 




79046.89 


79046.89 



71 



Taxes 1931 



Commitments, 1931 

December Commitment 

Refunds 

Collected in 1931 

Abatements 

Balance to 1932 



Dr. 
441320.29 
1138.67 
382.97 



Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 1929 

Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1931 1028.22 

Collected in 1931 

Abatements 



1028.22 



Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 1930 

Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1931 4746.69 

Commitment 37 . 60 

Refunds 58.14 

Adjustment .77 

Collected in 1931 
Abatements 
Balance to 1932 



4843.20 



Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 1931 

Commitments, 1931 25710.22 

Refunds 585.87 

Adjustment .81 

Collected, 1931 
Abatements 
Balance to 1932 



Cr. 



348710.75 

2425.96 

91705.22 



442841.93 442841.93 



312.61 
715.61 



1028.22 



4000.42 

88.68 

754.10 

4843.20 



20292.60 
1406.82 
4597.48 



26296.90 26296.90 



lZ 



Moth Assessments 1928 



Dr. 


Cr. 


Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1931 .65 




Collected, 1931 


.65 


.65 


.65 


Moth Assessments 1929 




Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1931 77 .70 




Collected, 1931 


71.25 


Abatements 


6.45 


77.70 


77.70 


Moth Assessments 1930 




Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1931 257.50 




Collected in 1931 


199.90 


Balance to 1932 


57.60 



257.50 257.50 

Moth Assessments 1931 

Commitment, 1931 1712.15 

Refunds 7.30 

Collected, 1931 1396.05 

Abatements 13.35 

Balance to 1932 310.05 



1719.45 1719.45 

Sewer Assessments 

Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1931 3132.29 

Collected, 1931 1099.18 

Balance to 1932 2033.11 



3132.29 3132.29 

Sidewalk Assessments 

Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1931 54.71 

Balance to 1932 54.71 

54.71 54.71 

73 



Sewer Assessments 1931 






Dr. 


Cr. 


Commitment, 1931 


1266.53 




Collected in 1931 




228.28 


Balance to 1932 




1038.25 




1266.53 


1266.53 


Overlay 1928 






Balance, January 1, 1931 




4972.29 


Transfer to Overlay Reserve 


4972.29 






4972.29 


4972.29 


Overlay 1929 






Balance, January 1, 1931 




3942.00 


Abatements 


646.06 




Balance to 1932 


3295.94 






3942.00 


3942.00 


Overlay 1930 






Balance, January 1, 1931 




2666.98 


Abatements 


573.89 




Balance to 1932 


2093.09 






2666.98 


2666.98 


Overlay 1931 






Balance, January 1, 1931 




14725.95 


Abatements 


2425.96 




Balance to 1932 


12299.99 






14725.95 


14725.95 


Overlay Reserve 






Balance, January 1, 1931 




35569.39 


Overlay 1928 




4972.29 


Transfer to Reserve Fund 


15000.00 




Balance to 1932 


25541.68 







40541.68 


40541.68 



74 



Charges, Accounts Receivable 
Collected in 1931 
Abatements 
Balance to 1932 



Departmental Accounts 

Receivable 

Dr. 

15326.30 



Water Department 

Accounts Receivable 



Charges, Accounts Receivable 
Collected, 1931 
Abated 
Balance to 1932 



47322.16 



Old Age Assistance 1931 

Commitment to Collector 2890.00 

December Commitment 53.00 

Collected, 1931 
Balance to 1932 



Cr. 

9035.35 

221.40 

6069.55 



15326.30 15326.30 



45475.20 

616.61 

1230.35 



47322.16 47322.16 



2943.00 



Excess and Deficiency Account 

Balance, January 1, 1931 

Transfers, etc. 

Revenue, 1931 

Appropriation 25000 . 00 

Est. Rec. 131.87 

Balance to 1932 137485.47 



2612.00 
331.00 

2943.00 



143051.71 

1929.95 

17635.68 



162617.34 162617.34 



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Richardson Fund— Shawsheen Village School 

Dr. 

Balance, January 1, 1931 1201,33 

Andover Savings Bank, Interest 54.65 



1255.98 
Cr. 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 1255.98 

Draper School Fund 

Dr. 

Balance, January 1, 1931 1189.26 

Andover Savings Bank, Interest 49.73 

1238.99 



Cr. 




W. A. Allen 


29.00 


Board of Public Works Payrolls 


135,74 


Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 


1074.25 


Edward Taylor Fund- 


-Fuel 


Dr. 




Balance, January 1, 1931 


470.02 


Andover Savings Bank, Interest 


18.74 


Cr. 




Bernard L. McDonald Coal Co. 


33.00 


Benjamin Jacques 


16.50 


Cross Coal Co. 


8.25 


Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 


431.01 


Dr. Edward C. Conroy School Fun< 


Dr. 




Balance, January 1, 1931 


291.82 


Andover Savings Bank, Interest 


13.03 



Cr. 
Nathan C. Hamblin, Principal 10.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 294.85 



1238.99 



488.76 



488.76 



304.85 



304.85 



77 



Holt School Fund 
Dr. 
Balance. January 1. 1931 242.69 

Andover Savings Bank. Interest 8.98 



Cr. 
Board of Public Works Payrolls 91.00 

Deposit. Andover Savings 3ank 160.67 



Yamum Lincoln Spelling Fund 
Dr. 
Balance. January 1. 1931 : - ; 94 

Andover Savings Bank. Intere 26.10 



Cr. 
Henry C S born. Superintendent 2 00 

Deposit. Andover Savings Bank : X).04 



Alfred V. Lincoln Spelling Fund 
Dr. 

Balance. January 1. 1931 535.88 

Andover Savings Bank. Intere- 23.79 



Cr. 
Henry ( - born. Superintendent _ : 00 

Deposit. Andover Savings Rank 534.67 



Emeline S. Lincoln Fund — A. V. I. S. 

Dr. 

Balance. January 1. 1931 1025.00 

Andover Savings Bank. Tntere 45.56 



Cr. 
Helen Eaton. Treasurer. A. V.I S 48.06 

Deposit. Andover Savings Bank 1022.50 



78 



251.67 



251.67 



610.04 



610.ru 



359.67 



67 



1070 5 



107' : 



Isaac Giddings 


Burial 


Fund 


Dr. 






Balance, January 1, 1931 




1000.00 


Andover Savings Bank, Interest 




45.50 


Cr. 






South Parish Cemetery Trustees 




45.50 


Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 




1000.00 



Abbie M. Smart Cemetery Fund 

Dr. 

Balance, January 1, 1931 1113.07 

Andover Savings Bank, Interest 50.13 



Cr. 

George D. Millett 46.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 1117.20 



1045.50 



1045.50 



1163.20 



1163.20 



79 



JOHN CORNELL FUND 



Principal Fund 5000.00 

Deposited in x\ndover Savings Bank 1000.00 

Deposited in Essex Savings Bank 1000.00 

Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank 1000.00 

Central Savings Bank 1000.00 

City Institution for Savings 1000.00 



5000.00 



Receipts 



Balance, January 1, 1931 
Income 


106.69 
227.50 


Expenditures 

Expended for Coal and Wood 
Balance, December 31, 1931 


157.75 
176.44 



334.10 



334.19 

W. DACRE WALKER 
CHARLES N. MARLAND 
JOSEPH CHAMBERS 

Trustees 



W) 



TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 



Year Ending December 31, 1931 

MYRON E. GUTTERSON Rev. NEWMAN MATTHEWS 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL HENRY G. TYER 
JOHN H. CAMPION Rev. FREDERICK B. NOSS 

Rev. CHARLES W. HENRY EDMOND E. HAMMOND 



PRINCIPAL FUND 




January 1, 1931 




Cash in Banks 50425.00 




Real Estate Mortgages 23250.00 




Real Estate 3325.00 






77000.00 


December 31, 1931 


Cash in Banks 35586.59 




Real Estate Mortgages 20730.00 




Real Estate 1994.83 




Bonds at Book Value 17693.75 




Foreclosure Account 994.83 






77000.00 



INCOME ACCOUNT 



January 1, 1931 
Cash on hand 
Interest and rent received 



3430.10 
3277.18 



81 



6707.28 



EXPENDITURES 




M. E. Stevens, Instructor 




2600.00 


N. C. Hamblin, Principal 




1100.00 


E. E. Hamjmond, Salary 




200.00 


Insurance 




50.00 


Interest on Bonds 




130.76 


Safe Deposit Box Rent 




10.00 


Stationery 




12.58 


Cash on hand, December 31, 


1931 


2603.94 


GOLDSMITH FUND 


January 1, 1931 






Cash in Savings Hank 




300.02 


Interest Received 




13.64 


December 31, 1931 






Prizes awarded 




10.00 


Cash in Savings Hank 




303.66 



DRAPER FUN D 

January 1, 1931 

Cash on hand 1626.88 

Interest Received 74.01 



December 31, 1931 

Scholarship awarded 50.00 

Cash in Savings Bank 1650.80 



BARNARD FUND 

January 1, 1931 

Cash on hand 25.50 

Dividends received 40.00 



6707.28 



313.66 



313.66 



1700.89 



1700.89 



65.50 



82 



Prizes Awarded 

December 31, 1931 

First 20.00 

Second 12.00 

Third 8.00 

Cash on hand 25 . 50 



CHAPIN FUND 



January 10, 1931 






Cash received 




1000.00 


April 16, 1931 






Cash received 




400.00 


Interest received 




61.00 


December 31, 1931 






Cash in Savings Bank 






RESERVE FUND 




January 1, 1931 






Cash on hand 




3735.86 


Interest received 




160.42 



December 31, 1931 
Transferred 1 330 . 1 7 

Cash in Savings Bank 2566.11 



65.50 



1461.00 
1461.00 



3896.28 



3896.28 



83 



FUNDED DEBT 









Amount 


Maturing 








Outstanding 


in 1932 


Water Loan, 4% 






9000.00 


1000.00 


Water' Loan, 3y 2 % 






5000.00 


3000.00 


Water Loan, 4%-% 






4000.00 


4000.00 


Sewer Loan, 5% 






18000.00 


2000.00 


Sewer Loan, 4 1 / 4 r /r 






110000.00 


5000.00 


High School Loan, 


\ ( A 




25000.00 


5000.00 


Shawsheen School Loan, 


4i/ 4 % 


134000.00 


12000.00 


Essex Sanatorium Loan, 


4V, % 


21000.00 


7000.00 



326000.00 39000.00 



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88 



Report of Tax Collector 



1928 



Amount of warrant 




$3580.14 


Amount of Moth warrant 




.65 


Amount of interest 




551.07 


Taxes collected 


$3580.14 




Moth collected 


.65 




Interest 


551.07 





$4131.86 $4131.86 



1929 



Amount of warrant 




$33844.50 


Amount of Moth warrant 




77.70 


Amount of Excise warrant 




1028.22 


Interest 




3818.96 


Taxes collected 


$33178.74 




Moth collected 


71.25 




Excise collected 


312.61 




Interest 


3818.96 




Taxes abated 


646.06 




Excise abated 


715.61 




Moth abated 


6.45 




Taxes uncollected 


19.70 





$38769.38 $38769.38 



90 



1930 



Amount of warrant 

Amount of Moth warrant 

Amount of Excise warrant 

Added to Excise warrant 

Interest 

Taxes collected 

Moth collected 

Excise collected 

Interest 

Taxes abated 

Excise abated 

Taxes uncollected 

Moth uncollected 

Excise uncollected 





$79041.07 




257.50 




4790.15 




37.60 




2515.23 


$52313.81 




199 . 90 




3999.65 




2515.23 




568.07 




74.00 




26159.19 




57.60 




754.10 





$86641.55 $86641.55 



1931 



Amount of warrant 




$441320.29 


Amount of Old Age Assistance warrant 


2890.00 


Added to Old Age Assistance warrant 




53.00 


Amount of December warrant 




1138.67 


Amount of Moth warrant 




1712.15 


Amount of Excise warrant 




25710.22 


Amount of Sewer Assessment 




1266.53 


Interest 




181.20 


Interest on Sewer 




7.89 


Taxes collected 


$348710.75 




Moth collected 


1396.05 




Excise collected 


20291.79 




Old Age Assistance collected 


2612.00 




Sewer collected 


228.28 




Interest 


181.20 




Interest on Sewer 


7.89 




Taxes abated 


2042.99 




Excise abated 


820.95 





91 



Moth abated 
Taxes uncollected 
Old Age uncollected 
Moth uncollected 
Excise uncollected 
Sewer uncollected 



6.05 

91705.22 

331.00 

310.05 

4597.48 

- 1038.25 




$474279.95 


$474279.95 



SUMMARY COLLECTOR'S CASH ACCOUNT. 1931 
Amount Collected and Paid to Town Treasurer 





Taxes 


Moth 


Excise 


Old Age 


Sewer 


Interest 


Total 


1928 
1929 
1930 
1931 


3580.14 

33178.74 

52313.81 

348710.75 


.65 

71.25 

199.90 

1396.05 


312.61 

3999.65 

20291.79 


2612.00 


228.28 


551.07 
3818.96 
2515.23 

189.09 


4131.86 

37381.56 

59028.59 

373427.96 




$437783.44 


$1667.85 


$24604.05 


$2612.00 


$228.28 


$7074.35 


$473969.97 



WILLIAM B. CHEEVER 

Collector of Taxes 



92 



Treasurers' Report 



A detailed statement of receipts and payments will be found 
in the Town Accountant's report and may be summarized as 
follows : 

Balance, January 1, 1931 $88304.69 

Receipts 918688.17 

Payments $922231.59 

Balance, December 31,1931 84761 . 27 



$1006992.86 $1006992.86 

Payments were in accordance with 71 warrants approved by 
the Selectmen and represent a 4% reduction in the cost of govern- 
ment as compared with the previous year. 

With the steady reduction in the funded debt during the past 
8 years, the financial condition of the Town continues excellent. 

Statements of the various Trust Funds will be found else- 
where in the Town Report. 

THAXTER EATON 

Treasurer 



93 



Assessors' Report 



We herewith submit our annual 


report : 




Number of assessed polls, 2877 






Personal estate 


$3719206.00 




Real estate 


14279275.00 


$17998481.00 


Tax on polls 


5754.00 




Tax on Personal estate 


90005.26 




Tax on Real estate 


345561.03 


$441320.29 






Moth Assessment 




1712.15 


Abatements 






Poll tax 


$ 2.00 




Personal estate 


114.34 




Real estate 


2309.62 




Moth 


13.35 


$2439.31 
$24.20 


Rate of Taxation per $1000 




Number of assessed 






Horses 




218 


Cows 




732 


Sheep 




6 


Neat Cattle 




113 


Swine 




125 


Fowl 




21,037 


Foxes 




14 


Dwellings 


.- 


2.346 


Acres of land 




17,448 



94 



DECEMBER ASSESSMENTS 
Number of assessed polls 

Personal estate $36000 . 00 

Real estate 6740.00 



Tax on polls 
Tax on Personal 
Tax on Real estate 



$104.00 
871.20 
163.47 



52 



$42740.00 



$1138.67 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAX 

Number of vehicles assessed 3014 

Assessed valuation $1049460.00 

Tax 25710.22 

Abatements 1406.82 

Rate per $1000 29.25 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE TAX 
Assessment— April 1 $2890.00 

Assessment — December 53 . 00 



$2943.00 



FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
ANDREW McTERKEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Board of Assessors 



95 



MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES AND PUBLIC 
IMPROVEMENTS 





Land and 
Buildings 


Equip, and 
other propei ty 


Total 


Town Hall 


$ 70000 


$ 8000 


$ 78000 


Fire Department 


48300 


40000 


88300 


Police Department 




1000 


1000 


Schools 


491700 


10000 


501700 


Library 


90000 


10000 


100000 


Water Department 


79950 


443050 


523000 


Sewer Department 


5000 


480000 


485000 


Highway Department 




6500 


6500 


Tree Warden and Moth 








Department 




5000 


5000 


Infirmary 


41500 


7500 


49000 


Park Department 


40300 




40300 


Cemeteries 


20500 


1300 


21800 


Weights and Measures 




350 


350 


Town Scales 




1000 


1000 


Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale 


5000 




5000 


Punchard School Fund 




77000 


77000 


Memorial Hall Invest. Funds 




73105 


73105 


Nine Acres Land, Burnham Rd. 


1150 




1150 


Pomps Pond Beach 


3500 




3500 


Totals 


$896,900 


$1,163,805 


$2,060,705 



96 



Charities Department 



The Board of Public Welfare are grateful for the assistance of 
the churches, organizations and individuals in caring for the 
needy. 

Mrs. Bertha Thornton has cared for the Infirmary in her usual 
efficient manner. 

During the year we have aided twenty-one individuals under 
the Old Age Assistance Act. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Board of Public Welfare 



97 



Fire Department 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of And over: 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the report of the Fire Department from 
January 1, 1931 to January 1, 1932. 

During this time the Department has answered 91 hell and 
162 still alarms. 

We have laid 11500 feet of 2V L > inch and 2500 feet of % inch 
hose. 

Value of buildings where tires have occurred was S340.900.00 ; 
loss on buildings and contents $22,996.00, mostly covered by in- 
surance. 

The equipment consists of one combination pump, hose 1 and 
booster tank, one combination hose and chemical, one ladder truck, 
one combination pump, hose and chemical, one brush fire truck. 
one ambulance, 6500 feet 2 1 /? inch hose, one brush tire pump. 
1400 feet of l 1 /. inch hose and 1500 feet of 1 inch hose. 

During the year the ambulance has answered 223 calls to take 
sick or injured persons to hospitals or homes, covering 4.261 miles. 

Respectfully submitted. 

CHARLES F. EMERSON 

Chief of Fire Department 



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Police Department 



REPORT OF CHIEF 

To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover : 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the report of the Police Department for the 
year ending December 31st, 1931. 

W'hole number of arrests 187. Males 183. Females 4. 

OFFENSES 

Drunk 44 

Insane 6 

Violation Fish and Game Law 6 

Forgery 1 

Larceny 6 

Assault 4 

Safe Keeping 3 

Disorderly 3 

Lewdness 3 

Indecent Assault 1 

Indecent Exposure 1 

Breaking and Entering 7 

Trespassing 6 

Vagrancy 2 

Violation of Parole 1 

Setting Woods on Fire 1 

Disturbance 2 

Runaway Boys 5 

Returned to State Institutions 7 

Illegal Keeping of Liquor 1 

Illegal Transportation of Liquor 

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Violation N. P. Law 5 

Non Support 5 

Robbery while Armed 1 

Obtaining Money under False Pretense 1 

Assault and Battery 3 

Disposing Property Illegally 1 

Bastardy 1 

Neglect of Children 2 

Neglect of Parent 2 

Violation of Town Ordinance 1 

Stolen Property in Possession of 1 

Arrested for Out of Town Officers 6 

Giving False Alarm of Fires 3 

Profanity in the Street 1 

Violation Automobile Law 44 



187 
Miscellaneous Complaints Received and Investigated 

Complaints received and investigated 282 

Automobile accidents investigated 140 

Ambulance calls (answered by Police) 30 

Summons served for out of town police 61 

Automobiles stolen 21 

Automobiles recovered 20 
Bicycles stolen 

Bicycles recovered 3 

Breaks in camps and dwelling houses 28 

Breaks investigated by police 28 

Doors found open and secured 54 

Children reported found and returned to parents 4 

Dogs killed by automobiles 27 

Tel. and Tel. poles reported down 4 

Street lights reported out 13 

Suicides reported 4 

Fires answered by Police 24 

Dogs reported lost 13 

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Dogs killing hens 12 

Persons bitten by dogs 26 

Trees reported blown down 2 

Dead bodies cared for 11 

False alarms of fire investigated 3 

Lights at dangerous places 4 

Windows reported broken 11 



Total 832 

Automobile Violations 

Operating Auto, while under Influence of Liquor 27 

Operating without license 15 

Speeding 5 

Refusing to stop when ordered to by an Officer 4 

Operating an unregistered Automobile 3 

Allowing Auto, to be operated by person under Inf. of Liq. 3 

Operating to endanger 24 

Operating after revocation of license 1 

Operating after license expired 3 
Going away after injury to property not making himself known 3 

Giving false name to Officer 1 

Unlawful appropriation of motor vehicles 7 

Operating motor vehicle without lights 1 



97 

Disposition of Cases 

On file 44 

Paid fines 73 

Committed to Danvers State Hospital 9 

Committed to State Farm 3 

Committed to House of Correction (10 days) 4 

Committed to House of Correction (30 days) 7 

Committed to House of Correction (6 mons.) 1 

Committed to Shirley School 4 

Committed to Concord Reformatory (5 Years) 1 

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Suspended Sentence to Shirley School 6 

Suspended Sentence to Lyman School 3 

Suspended Sentence to Concord Reformatory 3 

Returned to State Farm 2 

Released by Probation Officer 2 

Held for Grand Jury 3 

Discharged 3 

Not Guilty 4 

Probation 8 

Continued 1 

Appealed 6 



Total 187 

Fines in Lower Court $2,576.00 

Fines in Superior Court 934.00 



Total $3,510.00 

Police Department Equipment 

One Studebaker Automobile $800 . 00 

One Ford Touring Car 50 . 00 

Two Harley Davidson Motor Cycles 300.00 

Two Gas Guns 100.00 

Ten Revolvers 150.00 

Search Lights 100.00 

There have been installed at the Main and Chestnut Street cross- 
ing STOP and GO lights and they have given very good service 
in eliminating motor vehicle accidents at this very dangerous in- 
tersection. 

Also Flashers have been installed at Lowell and Argilla Street, 
and at Haverhill and High Streets, and since the installation of 
these lights there has been only one accident at Lowell Street, and 
I would recommend the installation of more of these safety flash- 
ers in dangerous places, especially at the Junction of L T nion and 
North Main Streets where there have been many very bad ac- 
cidents. In conclusion let me say that the Police Department is 

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as a whole doing all they can to control traffic and I am frank to 
say that I am of the opinion all the Officers, notwithstanding the 
criticisms of some of our good citizens, have in the past and will 
in the future do all in their power to preserve Law and Order in 
your Town. 

All during the strike in the Shawsheen Mills last fall the regu- 
lar and reserve officers worked overtime. The regulars in addi- 
tion to their regular duties put in an average of 175 hours each 
on strike duty without compensation and also gave up their days 
off during the strike. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK M. SMITH 

Chief of Police 



ANDOVER POLICE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL 

FRANK M. SMITH, Chief 
GEORGE A. DANE, Captain 
JAMES NAPIER, Sergeant 

MOTOR CYCLE OFFICERS 
David Gillespie Carl Stevens 

PATROLMEN and TRAFFIC OFFICERS 
Leonard Saunders John Deyermond 

James Walker Thomas Dailey 

Frank McBride Arthur Jowett 

William R. Shaw 

POLICE WOMEN 
Esther W. Smith Bessie P. Goldsmith 

There are also twenty-two uniformed reserve officers 
who are called out in emergency cases. 



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Board of Health Report 



The year 1931 has been one of great importance regarding the 
future health conditions of Andover. The number of contagious 
diseases has been greatly decreased due to various reasons. An- 
dover was one of the first communities in the State to inaugurate 
a complete Schick innoculation and it is interesting to note that 
the year preceding this inoculation we had several cases of 
diphtheria with three deaths. The year we started this inocula- 
tion we had about 75% of the school enrollment avail them- 
selves of the privilege. Since then each year has seen an increas- 
ing number of the entering classes inoculated until now it is 
almost 100%. 

During these years the only cases we have had were confined 
to adults and children of pre-school age, each case apparently was 
of outside origin. We again urge that all children from one year 
of age and over be inoculated. We now assume that the in- 
oculation renders a person permanently immune to the Diphtheria 
Germ. 

In March this Board passed a regulation prohibiting the sale 
of milk in Andover unless it had been pasteurized or obtained 
from tuberculin tested cows. Owing to lack of federal funds no 
cows could be tested until after the first of July. We understand 
that the work has now been completed. 

Another important event was the Chadwick Ginic held here. 
This is part of the ten year program to stamp out Tuberculosis. 
All the children in the Public and Parochial schools were ofTered 
the opportunity to take the Von Pirquet test followed by a physi- 
cal and X-ray examination if indicated. The response was very 
gratifying and a decided step has been taken to eliminate the great 
white plague. 

Again Andover has been fortunate in escaping an epidemic of 

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Infantile Paralysis. There is at present no known preventative. 
It is rather noticeable that the first cases appear with ripening 
of the first fruit and reaches the peak at the time most of the 
fruit matures and declines rapidly after the first frost. This 
might indicate that the infection is caused by the sting of some 
insect, and we recommend that children's beds be covered with 
mosquito netting, and also homes should be well screened. 

Rogers Brook during the summer maintained its reputation as 
a very disagreeable nusiance causing the vacating of at least one 
home on account of the unbearable odor. The Board of Public 
Works swept the Brook from Central Street toward the outlet 
and then flushed it with a stream from a nearby hydrant. 

The well baby clinic established by the Andover Branch of the 
Red Cross has been taken over by the Board of Health and has 
had a very successful year. 

It is deeply regretted that our water supply showed a certain 
amount of pollution under a bacteriological examination. Through 
the co-operation of the Board of Public Works a Cholorinating 
apparatus was quickly installed and is now in operation. 

The Board of Health working with the Board of Public Works 
and the Division of Engineering of the State Department of 
Health have made a partial survey of the water-shed which will 
be completed as soon as the conditions permit it in the Spring. 

At the request of the State Board of Examiners of Plumbing 
we have adopted a revised set of plumbing rules. This request 
was made so that eventually every city and town in the state will 
have a uniform set. 

We greatly appreciate the active co-operation of the School 
Department, Board of Public Works, Red Cross, Doctors and 
Citizens in helping us to maintain the health standard of Andover. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANKLIN H. STACEY, Ph.C. 
WILLIAM D. WALKER, M.D. 
GEORGE G. BROWN 

Board of Health of Andover 

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Board of Health Nurse 
and Agent 



To the Board of Health : 

As Nurse and Agent, I submit the following report for the 
year 1931. There have been 342 contagious diseases reported, 
classified and compared with 1929 and 1930 as follows: 

1931 1930 1929 



Anthrax 











Dog Bite 


1 


10 


5 


Bacillary Dysentery 








1 


Encephalitis Lethargica 








1 


Trachoma 








1 


Tuberculosis 


10 


5 


5 


Epidemic Cerebro Spinal Meningitis 








1 


Typhoid Fever 











Scarlet Fever 


9 


7 


20 


Diphtheria 


1 


1 


1 


Chicken Pox 


3 


31 


27 


Whooping Cough 


11 


77 


25 


Measles 


268 


\7 


43 


Mumps 


6 


3 


19 


Anterio Poliomyelitis 


2 


3 





Lobar Pneumonia 


2 


6 


4 


German Measles 


18 


1 


185 


Septic Sore Throat 











Gonorrhea 


2 - 


10 


8 


Syphilis 


3 


2 


1 


Influenza 


6 


1 


36 



Total 342 174 383 

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\ 



Deaths from Contagious Diseases 





1931 


1930 


1929 


Bacillary Dysentery 








1 


Tuberculosis 


3 


2 


3 


Lobar Pneumonia 


2 . 


6 


4 


Epidemic Cerebro Spinal Meningitis 








1 


Measles 











Influenza 








3 



Total 5 8 12 

Health conditions in Andover for the year 1931 were excellent. 
As you will see by my comparisons, there have been very few 
cases of contagious diseases other than measles. 

Measles is one of the hardest diseases to control owing to the 
fact that they are very contagious from their onset, and are not 
recognized many times until the rash appears, and isolation begins 
too late. I cannot emphazise too strongly that mothers watch their 
children closely for colds and isolate them at once. 

We have had one case of Diphtheria, which occurred in an adult 
who had not been Schicked. I wish to call your attention to the 
fact that we still are keeping our excellent record of not having 
a single case of Diphtheria wherein a person has been Schicked. 

A ''Bleeding Clinic" was held in Lawrence under the direction 
of the State Department of Health. The purpose of this clinic 
was to obtain blood from any person having had Infantile Para- 
lysis at any time. This was precautionary means so that the 
convalescent serum would not run short in time of need. In 
treating Infantile Paralysis this method is considered to be the 
best by many of the physicians, providing the serum is given at 
the right time. Children under the age of ten were not consid- 
ered for donors, as they are somewhat too frail. I wish to take 
this opportunity to thank the donors who cooperated, for all per- 
sons over ten years of age who had had this disease were only 
too glad to help. 

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The Chadwick Qinic was started in Andover late in 1930. The 
state sent doctors, technicians, and nutritionists. Notices were 
sent to the mothers, informing them that if they wished, they 
could have their children examined free. They were also asked 
to be present to talk to any of the staff if they so wished. This 
clinic is going to be followed up for the benefit of any child that 
may have defects which can be corrected while they are in school. 
I am sure that the hundreds of mothers who came to talk over 
their problems with these trained workers have found that it will 
be worth their efforts, and those of the mothers who have fol- 
lowed the advice given will be very much gratified when they re- 
ceive a report from this clinic, which is holding its second exami- 
nation at the present time. 

Only one case of Pulmonary Tuberculosis was found in the 
school children after the first examination, and this child is being 
treated at a sanatorium. The X Ray examinations showed four 
Hilum cases, which are a type of tuberculosis found among chil- 
dren. If these cases are treated properly, they very seldom de- 
velop Pulmonary Tuberculosis. The treatment for Ililum cases 
is plenty of rest, nourishing food, fresh air and sunshine. 

Analysis of the water supply showed a slight pollution, and it 
was deemed advisable to chlorinate the water until the source of 
pollution was found and eliminated. 

The Baby Clinic is steadily increasing. The attendance for 
1931 was 475, which shows nearly a forty per cent gain. The 
clinics are held at the Andover Guild the first and third Tuesdays 
of the month. All mothers are cordially invited to come and 
bring any of their children under school age. 

Your attention is called to the fact that all contagious diseases 
must be reported by the physician, parent or guardian to the 
Board of Health. Failure to do this often results in a penalty. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LOTTA JOHNSON, R.N. 

Agent 

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TOWN PHYSICIAN'S REPORT 



January 2, 1932 

Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

I, hereby, submit the report of the cases seen and treated by 
the undersigned as Town Physician, for the year ending Decem- 
ber thirty-first, nineteen hundred thirty-one. 

House Calls 193 

Office Calls 101 

Maternity Cases - 5 

Respectfully yours, 
JOHN J. HARTIGAN, M.D. 

Town Physician 



109 



REPORT OF BUILDING INSPECTOR 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit my report for the year 1931. 

A total of one hundred fifteen permits were issued ; seventy 
for new construction, thirty for additions, and fifteen for altera- 
tions : 

Dwellings (single) 13 

Dwellings (double) 1 

Additions 30 

Alterations 15 

Garages (2 or more stalls) 12 

Garages (single) 13 

Hen Houses 18 

Roadside Stands 2 

Camps 4 

Barns 2 

Hot Houses 2 

Ice House 1 

Dining Hall 1 

Dam 1 



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Dormitories in town containing eight or more rooms above the 

second story were inspected to see that they comply with the law 

relative to safety appliances, and a report of each inspection was 

forwarded to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

The elevators in town were inspected and a report on each sent 
to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

Respectfully submitted, 

. EDWARD R. LAWSON 

Building Inspector 

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ANIMAL INSPECTOR'S REPORT 



February 2, 1932 

To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year ending De- 
cember 31, 1931. 

Number of cattle inspected 1041 

Number of swine inspected 513 

Number of sheep inspected 6 

Number of stables inspected 94 

Number of cattle condemned affected with tuberculosis 1 

Number of interstate cattle identified and released 161 

Number of dogs quarantined 10 

Number of dogs affected with rabies 1 

RAY S. YOUMANS, D.V.M. 
Inspector of Animals 



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REPORT OF MOTH SUPERINTENDENT 



Considerable late spraying was done the past year in an effort 
to combat the fall web worm. Andover was infested heavily in 
sections but general conditions were better than in most New 
England towns. 

A few scattered brown-tails' webs were found in the West 
district. 

Gypsy moths did a lot of feeding in one section of the South 
district, but by spraying and creosoting in the wooded area we 
will be able to confine this infestation to this section. 

This department has returned to the Town through private 
work the sum of $1712.15. The general condition of the Town 
is good and by a continued effort should be kept that way. I 
will endeavor, during the coming year, to carry on the work of 
this Department with an appropriation of $4500.00. a reduction 
of ten per cent. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RALPH T. BERRY 

Moth Superintendent 



112 



REPORT OF TREE WARDEN 



The routine work of the Tree Department has been carried on 
as in other years. Brush has been cut on the following roadsides : 
Holt Road, Clark Road, Haggetts Pond Road, Highland Road, 
River Road, Chandler Road, Greenwood Road, Jenkins Road, 
Boutwell .Road, Dascomb Road, Reservation Road, Summer 
Street, High Street, Haverhill Street and Osgood Street. 

Forty Norway Maple and ten American Elm trees have been 
set out and thirty-five dead trees removed. 

All the Maples on the River Road have been trimmed and the 
lower branches removed. Considerable dead wood has been cut 
from the Elm trees, particularly from those in front of Christ 
Church and on Elm Street. 

We have trimmed as much as possible where suggested by the 
Lighting Committee. 

This department appreciates the co-operation of Mr. Gilliard, 
Superintendent of the Board of Public Works, and all other Town 
officials. 

Community Christmas trees were procured and placed in Bal- 
lardvale center and Andover square. 

Regardless of the fact that there is considerable work to ac- 
complish this department will be unable to do with a reduced ap- 
propriation. I realize that the general trend this year is to reduce 
and with this thought in mind I recommend that the sum of 
$4500.00 be appropriated (a reduction of 10 per cent) to carry 
on the work of this department. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RALPH T. BERRY 

Tree Warden 

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SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit the following 
report for the year ending 1931. 

The appearance and care of the cemetery have been kept up to 
the high standard and in a period of years its beauty will be un- 
excelled. 

The cemetery department has thoroughly systematized both the 
operating and keeping of the records and accounts. 

The extension work, outside the regular routine work, for the 
past year, which has been accomplished by our own employees, 
is as follows: The laying of 1800 feet of new curbing on the 
west side, or old part of the cemetery. 2000 feet of crushed 
stone has been applied to the driveways on the west side and 1500 
feet of binder over the crushed stone. Two acres of woodland 
have been cleared of the underbrush and dead trees on the east 
side or new part of the cemetery. One acre of this land has been 
ploughed, fertilized and seeded for new lots. 

The Trustees are still beautifying the Old Railroad. A ditch 
1200 feet long has been dug to take care of the water. 600 feet 
of this ditch has been laid with a drain and covered with 
gravel. 600 feet of the banking has been loamed and graded 
and over 150 evergreen trees have been planted. 

Our projects for 1932 are: further extension of the improve- 
ment of the Old Railroad which will take at least five years to 
complete, repair the old driveways and lay curbing in places to 
protect the lots. It is our intention in time to erect a concrete 
bridge connecting the old and new cemeteries. This bridge will 
connect the main road and entrance to the driveway to the vet- 
eran's lot. 

We have purchased many trees and shrubs. By so doing we will 
save 500%, as the cost of raising them will be small as there is 
ample space to grow them. 

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The Board of Trustees desires to co-operate with the Town and 
the lot owners in the improvement of the cemetery and would 
appreciate any suggestions from time to time. 

The Board asks for $7,500.00 to carry on the work and develop- 
ment of the cemetery. This amount is $900.00 less than last 
year. Over $4,000.00 was turned back to the Town from the 
perpetual care lots and labor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALTER I. MORSE, Chairman 
WALTER E. CURTIS EVERETT M. UJNDGREN 

FRED E. CHEEVER JAMES W. STARK 

DAVID R. LAWSON FRED A. SWANTON 

FRED E. CHEEVER, Secretary of the Board of Trustees 



115 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 



December 31, 1931 
To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 
Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year 1931. 



Scales 


Sealed 


Number 


Platform over 5000 lbs. 


(< 


6 


Platform under 5000 lbs. 


<< 


45 


Counter over 100 lbs. 




11 


Counter under 100 lbs. 


«« 


37 


Beam 100 lbs. or over 


.. 


2 


Beam under 100 lbs. 


tt 


10 


Spring 100 lbs. or over 


.t 


6 


Spring under 100 lbs. 


. > 


63 


Computing 100 lbs. or over 


(4 


6 


Computing under 100 lbs. (condemned. 


1 ) 


34 


Prescription 


tt 


4 


Weights and Measures 






Avoirdupois 


tt 


309 


Apothecary 


.i 


82 


Metric Weights 


«( 


41 


Oil Measuring Pumps 


tt 


471 


Liquid Measures 


tt 


90 


Glass Graduates 


• . 


434 


Yard Measures 


tt 


8 


Personal Weighing Scales 


.. 


15 


Personal Weighing, Public Schools (no 


charge) 


6 


Red Cross (no charge) 


tt 


1 


Gasoline Tanks (condemned-1) 


<< 


75 



116 



Sealed 


Number 


u 


19 


It 


9 



Kerosene Tanks 
Vehicle Tanks 

I have collected from April 1 to November 30, 1931, one hun- 
dred fifty dollars and fifty-two cents ($150.52). 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER— JURY LIST 

(June 1931) 



Abbott, Newton S. 
Alexander, John P. 
Ambye, C. Leroy 
Anderson, Burtt M. 
Anderson Ernest E. 
14 Angus, John C. 

Barnard, W. Shirley 
Barrett, John S. 
Berry, Samuel D. 
Black, David D. 
Blonquist, Bror G. 
Brown, George B. 
Buchan, Charles S. 
B'uote, Larry B. 
Burke, Michael A. 
Buxton, Ira 

Cairnie, Robert Y. 
Carter, Herbert P. 
Clark, Thomas T. 
Chambers, Arthur S. 
Christie, George A. 
Clinton, John 
Comber, Joseph 
Conlon, Daniel, Jr. 
Corliss, William B. 
Craik, James B. 
Crowley, Philip A. 

Dobbie, Robert 
Downs, William H. 



Carpenter 

'Machinist 

Manager 

Plumber 

Farmer 

Postmaster 

Clerk 

Clerk 

Farmer 

Insurance 

Electrician 

Shipper 

Furniture 

Engineer 

Undertaker 

Carpenter 

Operative 

Teacher 

Builder 

Farmer 

Real Estate 

Iron Moulder 

Signal Operator 

Salesman 

Farmer 

Painter 

Gardener 

Trucking 
Loomfixer 



River Rd. 

74 Summer St. 

73 Lowell St. 

81 Chestnut St. 

Ballardvale Rd. 

119 Main St. 

12 High St. 

63 Burnham Rd. 

174 High St. 

72 Elm St. 

49 Union St. 

34 Elm St. 

81 Central St. 

Boston Rd. 

131 No. Main St. 

So. Main St. 

18 Baker Lane 

Lowell St. 

4 Sterling St. 

Lowell St. 

7 Arundel St. 

Andover St. 

Center St. 

8 Windsor St. 

Osgood St. 

4 Essex St. 

141 Chestnut St. 

28 Maple Ave. 
13 Buxton Ct. 



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Doyle, Frederick 
Doyle, Thomas J. 
Dufton, George C. H. 

Eaton, Charles A. 
Ellis, Franklin T. 

Fallon, Joseph E., Jr. 
Feeney, Byron J. 
Flint, John H. 
Flint, William M. 
Folk, G. Edgar 
Foster, Russell J. 

Gibson, William H. 
Gill, Joseph M. 
Gilliard, Stephen A. 
Gilman, Albert E. 
Gray, Claremont I. 
Grout, Frank B. 

Hall, Roy W. 
Hardy, Frederick C. 
Harnedy, William A. 
Henderson, George M. 
Henderson, John 
Hennessey, William 
Hickey, William R. 
Hill, John K. 
Hilton, Henry 
Holt, George A. 
Holt, Jonathan E. 
Hurley, John F. 
Hutcheson, Douglas W. 
Hovey, James H. 

Jacques, Robert G. 
Johnson, Howard B. 

Kurth, William W. 



Carpenter 


Chandler Rd. 


Engineer 


Holt Rd. 


Contractor 


4 Dufton Rd. 


Farmer 


Lowell St. 


Laborer 


109 Elm St. 


Accountant 


50 Summer St. 


Salesman 


Holt Rd. 


Painter 


33 High St. 


Farmer 


Bailey Rd. 


Industrial Sec. 75 Chestnut St. 


Electrician 


78 Lowell St. 


Salesman 


29 Chestnut St. 


Carpenter 


16 Cuba St. 


Overseer 


28 Chestnut St. 


Carpenter 


Lowell St. 


Clerk 


32 Washington Ave. 


Shipper 


77 Main St. 


Clerk 


53 Poor St. 


Farmer 


Haggetts Pond Rd, 


Clerk 


24 Summer St. 


Carpenter 


Andover St. 


Carpenter 


64 Red Spring Rd. 


Finisher 


1 Cassimere St. 


Clerk 


6 No. Main St. 


Clerk 


11 Carlisle St. 


Operative 


67 High St. 


Carpenter 


8 Summer St. 


Sexton 


Bartlet St. 


^Carpenter 


10 Harding St. 


Printer 


115 Chestnut St. 


Carpenter 


So. Main St. 


Farmer 


69 Maple Ave. 


Electrician 


Carmel Rd. 


Merchant 


300 No. Main St. 



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Ledwell, William T. 
Lewis, Herbert 
Livingston, Clinton R. 
Livingston, George F. 
Luce, Rowland L. 
Lynch, Michael 

Mathews, Clester E. 
McCarthy, Frank G. 
McDermitt, William G. 
McDonald, William L. 
Mooar, Philip C. 
Moss, James 
Myatt, Peter S. 
Nicoll, Frank L. 

Nelligan, John J. 
Newton, Charles M. 
North, Harry C. 

Paine, Joshua L. 
Peters, Thomas 
Petrie, Alexander B. 
Pike, Walter E. 
Piatt, Thomas W. 
Poland, Frank S. 

Rennie, Adam E. 
Robb, David 
Ronan, William A. 
Ryder, Arthur F. 

Schofield, James F. 
Schultz, Joseph C. 
Shea, Maurice P. 
Shiers, Frederick R. 
Smith, James L. 
Stott, Joseph E. 
Sweeney, John 



Retired 


89 Main St. 


Farmer 


Lowell St. 


Operative 


Andover St. 


Farmer 


Brown St. 


Furniture 


19 Summer St. 


Operative 


40 Essex St. 


Wool Sorter 


Center St. 


Contractor 


12 WolcottAve. 


Operative 


29 DuftonRd. 


Bookkeeper 


Railroad St. 


Mechanic 


108 Lowell St. 


Plasterer 


Andover St. 


Laborer 


61 Highland Rd. 


Painter 


103 Summer St. 


Clerk 


89 Chestnut St. 


Poultryman 


Boutwell Rd. 


Clerk ' 


Kensington St. 


Blacksmith 


Washington Ave. 


Engineer 


Lowell St. 


Gardener 


Bartlet St. 


Contractor 


Lowell St. 


Carpenter 


Bancroft Rd. 


Plumber 


Poor St. 


Farmer 


Argilla Rd. 


Upholsterer 


6 Morton St. 


Chauffeur 


58 Morton St. 


Retired 


Andover St. 


Weaver 


Andover St. 


Painter 


Salem St. 


Percher 


30 BurnhamRd. 


Ice Business 


North St. 


Salesman 


5 York St. 


Accountant 


High St. Bv. 


Plumber 


34 Chestnut St. 



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Sweeney, John F. 


Steamfitter 


42 High St, 


Swenson, John A. S. 


Spinner 


193 No. Main St. 


Taylor, Thomas D. 


Machinist 


79 Lowell St, 


Tewksbury, Willis H. 


Retired 


Hidden Rd, 


Tolman, Eugene F. 


Salesman 


357 No. Main St 


Tucker, Charles H. 


Gardener 


111 Abbot St 


Turner, Harvey G. 


Farmer 


So. Main St. 


Turner, Patrick J. 


Plumber 


Andover St. 


Ward, Wallace W. 


Carpenter 


19 PashoSt. 


Williams, Robert 


Janitor 


4 Sterling St, 


Winslow, Henry F. 


Farmer 


Lowell St, 


Zalla, Eugene 


Laborer 


27 Florence St 



: Deceased 



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TOWN WARRANT 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss : To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified 
to vote in elections and in town affairs to meet and assemble at 
the designated polling places in Precinct One, Two, Three and 
Four, viz : The Town House in Precinct ( )ne ; the Old School 
House, Ballardvale, in Precinct Two; the Administration Build- 
ing, Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; and the Phillips Club 
House, School Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover on 
MONDAY, THE SEVENTH DAY OF MARCH. 1932. at 6 
o'clock a.m., to act on the following articles: 

Article 1 . — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk for 
one year, Treasurer for one year. Collector of Taxes for one 
year, one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one 
member of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members 
of the School Committee for three years, one member of the 
Board of Public Works for three years, one member of the 
Board of Public Works, for one year, to fill a vacancy, one mem- 
ber of the Board of Health for three years, three Constables for 
one year, one Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for seven years, 
one Trustee of Memorial Hall Library, for five years, to fill a 
vacancy, one Tree Warden for one year, one member of the 
Planning Board for five years, one member of the Planning Board 
for four years, to fill a vacancy, one member of the Planning 
Board for three years, to fill a vacancy, and all town officers re- 
quired by law to be elected by ballot. 

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All to be voted for on one ballot. The polls will be open from 
6 o'clock a.m. to 6.30 o'clock p.m. 

After final action on the preceding Article One, the said meet- 
ing shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of 
General Laws, to Monday, March 14, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. at the 
Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following articles, 
namely : 

Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law to be 
elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for Aiding Mothers with Dependent Children, American 
Legion, Andover Post, No. 8, Armistice Day, Assessors' Survey, 
Board of Health, Brush Fires, Damages to Persons and Property, 
Elections and Registration, Essex Tuberculosis Hospital, Fire De- 
partment, Highway Maintenance and New Construction, Infirm- 
ary, Interest, Insurance, Memorial Day, Memorial Hall Library, 
Municipal Buildings, Old Age Assistance, Parks and Playgrounds, 
Police, Pomps Pond, Printing, Public Dump, Public Welfare, 
Retirement of Bonds, Schools, Sewers, Snow Removal and Sand- 
ing, Soldiers' Relief, Sealer of Weights and Measures, Spring 
Grove Cemetery, State Aid, Street Lighting, Town Officers, Town 
Scales, Tree Warden and Moth Suppression, Water Maintenance 
and Construction, Wire Inspector, and other town charges and 
expenses. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to use the sum of $800.00 of the unexpended bal- 
lance in the Water Maintenance Department to purchase an auto- 
mobile for the Superintendent of the Board of Public Works to 
be used in the performance of his duties, on petition of said 
Board. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to use the sum of $700.00 of the unexpended bal- 

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ance in the Highway Maintenance Department to purchase a small 
truck, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$20,000.00 for steam pumping equipment at Haggetts Pond 
pumping station, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 7. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a public 
way, a way as laid out and approved by the Board of Survey, 
extending from Chestnut Street to Summer Street, between Avon 
Street and Upland Road, on petition of Daniel A. Hartigan and 
others. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of $2,200.00 for the purpose of installing a 6" water main in way 
referred to in Article 7, to be expended under the supervision of 
the Board of Public Works, on petition of Daniel A. Hartigan 
and others. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $2,000.00 for the purpose of installing a domestic sewer 
in way referred to in Article 8, to be expended under the super- 
vision of the Board of Public Works, on petition of Daniel A. 
Hartigan and others. 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will vote to adopt the recom- 
mendations of the State Department of Public Works relating to 
the placing of a semi actuated installation of traffic signals at or 
near the junction of North Main and Union Streets, and vote to 
appropriate a sum not to exceed $1,125.00 to be used to install 
traffic lights, providing the State Department of Public Works 
will contribute a like amount, on petition of the Board of Select- 
men. 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize and in- 
struct the Board of Selectmen to take by right of Eminent Do- 

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main for the purpose of creating more sanitary conditions for the 
protection of the water supply of the Town, the following des- 
cribed parcels of land, being two in number and known as Parcel 
I and Parcel II, hereinafter described in detail, and generally 
known as part of the old Lowell and Andover Railroad location, 
a plan describing said parcels being on file in the office of the 
Town Clerk, and the said parcels being more particularly describ- 
ed according to said plan as follows : 

Two certain parcels of land situated in that part of the Town 
of Andover known as the West Parish bounded and described as 
follows : 

Parcel I — Beginning at the southwesterly corner thereof at a 
point marking the junction of the northerly line of Lowell Street 
with the westerly location line of the Boston & Maine Railroad ; 
thence north 0° 20' 22" west by said location line 769.82 feet to 
the southerly line of Haggetts Pond Road ; thence south 76° 35' 
22" east by the southerly line of Haggetts Pond Road 76.44 feet 
to the easterly line of the Boston & Maine Railroad location; 
thence south 0° 20' 22" east by said easterly location line 751 feet 
to the northerly line of Lowell Street above mentioned; thence 
south 89° 09' 38" west by said northerly line of Lowell Street 
74.25 feet to point of beginning. Containing 1.3 acres more or 
less. 

Parcel II — Beginning at the southwesterly corner thereof, at a 
point marking the junction of the northerly line of Haggetts 
Pond Road with the westerly location line of the Boston & Maine 
Railroad ; thence north 0° 20' 22" west by said westerly location 
line 483.83 feet to a point ; thence by a curve to the right of radius 
2032.09 feet, a distance of 1105.60 feet to a point; thence north 
30° 50' east still by the said westerly location line 2396.84 feet to 
a point; thence south 59° 10' east still by said location line 4.13 
feet to a point; thence north 30° 50' east by said location line 
932.25 feet to a point; thence north 11° 40' west 375 feet more 
or less to a point in the southeasterly line of High Plain Road ; 

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thence northeasterly by said southeasterly line of High Plain 
Road 270 feet more or less to a point; thence northerly a little 
more easterly still by said southeasterly line of High Plain Road 
240 feet more or less to a point marking the junction of said 
southeasterly line of High Plain Road with the easterly location 
line of the Boston & Maine Railroad; thence south 27° 31' west 
by said easterly location line of the Boston & Maine Railroad 108' 
more or less to a point ; thence by a curve to the right of radius 
5498.07 feet a distance of 318.27 feet to a point; thence south 30° 
50' west 330 feet more or less to a point; thence south 11° 40' 
east 2.03 feet to a point ; thence south 30° 50' west 3252.57 feet 
to a point ; thence by a curve to the left of radius 1937.84 feet a 
distance of 1065.20 feet to a point; thence south 0° 20' 22" east 
502 feet to a point in the northerly line of Haggetts Pond Road, 
all of said courses being by the easterly location line of the Boston 
& Maine Railroad ; thence north 76° 35' 22" west by said north- 
erly line of Haggetts Pond Road 76.44 feet to point of beginning. 
Containing 12.6 acres miore or less. 

And to appropriate the sum of Five hundred fifty dollars 
($550) as damages and the expenses incidental to the taking. 
Upon petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize and in- 
struct the Board of Selectmen to sell the following school proper- 
ties, to wit : The Richardson School with land and buildings, and 
the Bailey District School with land and buildings, for such sum 
or sums as the Board of Selectmen may deem best, and to auth- 
orize the Board of Selectmen to give a good and sufficient quit- 
claim deed in the name of the Town for the aforesaid lands and 
buildings ; or to authorize the Board of Selectmen to make temp- 
orary repairs of both buildings or to put both of said buildings 
in good condition. Upon petition of the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $50.00 to be expended for the purpose of making 
temporary repairs of the Richardson and the Bailey District 

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School buildings, or to appropriate the sum of $4,000.00 for the 
purpose of putting both of said school buildings in good condi- 
tion, said sum to be expended under the direction of the Board of 
Selectmen. Upon petition of the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of $3,000.00 for the purpose of cutting down the street grade on 
Carmel Road from Walnut Avenue to the Town Infirmary and 
establish a new grade adjusted to the grade of the adjoining prop- 
erties and for the building of a sidewalk in said street, including 
the expense of lowering the water mains therein, on petition of 
Ralph L. Draper and others. 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $6,550.00 for the purpose of the construction of a new 
road in Ferndale avenue and for constructing a drainage system 
in said street and for curbing said street, on petition of Haywood 
G. Whiteway and others. 

Article 16. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to petition the director of accounts of the Department 
of Corporations and Taxation for an annual audit of the town's 
accounts in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44 of the 
General Laws, on the petition of the Board of Selectmen. 

Article .17.— To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of six hundred fifty dollars ($650.00) for the purpose of 
providing suitable headquarters for Andover Post No. 2128, 
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, such quarters 
to be under the direction and control of said Post and subject to 
such regulations as the Board of Selectmen may adopt, all in ac- 
cordance with Chapter 40, Section 9, of the General Laws, on 
petition of John M, Erving and others. - 

Article 18. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a gift 
from Andover Post No. 2128, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the 

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United States, a captured German Field Piece ( 105 mm Howitzer 
and Carriage), said Trophy to be placed upon suitable foundations 
in the Town lot at the northerly side of Elm Square bounded by 
High Street, North Main Street, and land of Barnard Estate. 
Foundations and placing of Trophy, together with the necessary 
improvement of the lot incidental thereto, to be under the super- 
vision of Andover Post No. 2128 in cooperation with the Board 
of Public Works and subject to the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen, on petition of John M. Erving and others. 

Article 19. — To see if the Town of Andover will vote to ap- 
propriate the sum of $30,000.00 for the purpose of widening and 
straightening Main Street from Chapel Avenue to the State line. 
A plan of the proposed construction will be presented to the voters 
at the Annual Town Meeting, on petition of William A. G. Kidd 
and others. 

Article 20. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $550.00 for the repair and conditioning of the Public 
Highway known as Topping Road, this appropriation to be 
expended under the supervision of the Board of Public Works, on 
petition of Emory Delaney and others. 

■mi 

Article 21. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $650.00 for the repair and re-conditioning of Juliette 
Street, this appropriation to be expended under the supervision 
of the Board of Public Works, on petition of Marguerite Comeau 
and others. 

Article 22. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end at the Disbrow Farm on Chandler Road to the property of 
Daniel Fitzpatrick on Chandler Road, and appropriate the sum 
of $15,780.00, to care for this work, on petition of I>aniel Fitz- 
patrick and others. 

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Article 23. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end at the Henderson Farm on River Road to the residence of 
Leon Hardy on River Road, and appropriate the sum of $7,580.00, 
to care for this work, on petition of Leon Hardy and others. 

Article 24. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main along Beacon Street from 
the corner of Chandler Road and Beacon Street to a point opposite 
the property of Louis Cyr, and appropriate the sum of $7,250.00 
therefor, on petition of Peter P. Blanchette and others. 

Article 25. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of Stin- 
son Road and Holt Road along Holt Road to the corner of 
Orchard Street and Holt Road, and appropriate ' the sum of 
$7,375.00 therefor, on petition of Arthur N. Comeau and others. 

Article 26. — To see if the Town will vote and determine that, 
forty (40) hours of labor shall constitute and shall be the maxi- 
mum number of hours for one (1) week, and eight (8) hours per 
day the maximum number of hours for one ( 1 ) day for all labor 
performed in any department under the supervision and control 
of the Board of Public Works and the Moth and Tree Depart- 
ments. 

Provided — if an emergency arise, necessitating extra labor, 
after six o'clock p.m., overtime-allowance, if any, to remain as 
has been customary in the past ; but in no case shall any person 
receive in any one week compensation for more than forty (40) 
hours labor, on petition of Michael M. Dwyer and others. 

Article 27.— To see if the Town of Andover, Mass., will vote 
that no person or persons be employed in any department of the 
Board of Public Works and the Moth and Tree Department who 
is not a registered voter of the Town of Andover, Mass. 

Provided — That minors who may have dependent parents, 

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eligible to receive Town Relief, or who have lived in the Town 
continuously six months previous to application for work, may, 
at the option of the Board of Public Works or Moth and Tree 
Department be employed, on petition of Michael M. Dwyer and 
others. 

Article 28. — To see if the Town will vote to give preference 
to married men with dependents and Real Estate Tax Payers of 
the Town of Andover, and single men with dependents having a 
legal claim on them for support, for labor service in any depart- 
ment of the Board of Public Works and Moth and Tree Depart- 
ments, in conformity with General Laws, Chapter 149, Section 
26, regarding preference for soldiers and sailors, on petition of 
Michael M. Dwyer and others. 

Article 29. — To see if the Town will require that applicants for 
work must file a written application blank giving age, place of 
residence, time lived there, in any department of the Board of 
Public Works and Moth and Tree Department, said application 
blanks to be furnished by the Town of Andover. Application 
must be filed not later than four o'clock p.m. Friday for work 
following week, on petition of Michael M. Dwyer and others. 

Article 30. — To see if the Town will place the Captain and 
eight patrolmen, who make up the regular Police Department on 
this date, under Civil Service by accepting Section 48, Chapter 
31, General Laws. The acceptance of this section would place the 
police officers under Civil Service but would not give them any 
pension, on petition of Thomas F. Hendrick and others. 

Article 31. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way, a way as laid out and approved by the Board of Survey, 
extending from Magnolia Avenue to Sherbourne Street and 
southerly of Shawsheen Village School lot, on petition of John 
Franklin and others. 

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Article 32. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a gift 
from the American Woolen Company, the following described 
parcel of land : Beginning at a point in the westerly line of Mag- 
nolia Avenue at the southerly line of the street first above des- 
cribed ; thence southerly along the westerly line of Magnolia Ave- 
nue about 90' ; thence in a curved line southerly and westerly 
about 20' to the westerly line of Poor Street produced; thence 
by line of Poor Street produced about 27' to an angle ; thence 
turning an interior angle of 166° 3' 30" and running northerly 
79.66 feet to the southerly side of the street above described ; 
thence about 20' east to the point of beginning. A plan describ- 
ing said parcel with a deed for same being on file in the ofhce of 
the Town Clerk, on petition of John Franklin and others. 

Article 33. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way, Sherbourne Street from a point 215.8 feet north of the 
northerly line of William Street for a distance of 347.79 feet as 
laid out and approved by the Board of Survey, on petition of 
John Frankin and others. 

Article 34. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way, Stonehedge Road from a point, 474 feet northeasterly from 
Salem Street for a distance of 241 feet, as laid out and approved 
by the Board of Survey, on petition of Emery E. Trott and others. 

Article 35. — To see if the Town will vote to accept, as a gift, 
from the American Woolen Company, the following described 
parcel of land: A strip of land 2 feet in width on the easterly 
side of North Main Street extending from the northerly line of 
land of Harig to the intersection of the South Union Street line, 
said strip being approximately 533 feet in length. A plan des- 
cribing said parcel with a deed for same being on file in the office 
of the Town Clerk, on petition of John Franklin and others. 

Article 36. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to borrow 
money for the use of the Town in anticipation of the revenue of 
the current financial year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

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Article 37. — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in treasury. 

Article 38. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 39. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the time 
of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the Town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this seventeenth day of February. A.D., 
1932. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of Andover 



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Recommendations of the 
Finance Committee 



To our Fellow Townspeople : — 

The burden of this report is like those of preceding years. 
What was thought in 1930 to be a local depression is now recog- 
nized as world-wide. 

The loss of normal revenue, called to your attention in 1931, 
is again a major influence on our Budget for 1932. 

Added to this, is a new feature — the possible difficulty in bor- 
rowing in anticipation of taxes. There are evidences on every 
hand that the loaning agent requires both a balanced budget and 
a high record of tax collections. 

This immediately forces consideration of providing a tax rate 
for 1932 that will insure collection of at least as high a percent- 
age as in the past; so that a year hence, Andover may not find 
herself in financial difficulties through lack of planning. 

Your Committee feels that any tax rate unless considerably 
lower than in the past will prove more burdensome this year than 
ever before. 

The Budget that is here presented is thorough in its reductions 
and eliminations. And unqualified commendation is given to 
those Departments that have seen eye to eye with your Finance 
Committee in asking this year for only those things that the Town 
must maintain as a minimum. 

In certain Departments, it has been a custom to grant vaca- 
tions with salary and to pay for telephones in private homes for 
certain town employees. Commendable as that custom may have 
been in other days, your Committee recommends that it be dis- 
continued for this year at least. 

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You will note the absence of any recommendation for new 
construction in the Highway Department. This economy is du- 
plicated in the recommendations respecting unproductive water 
extensions on the ground that this is not a year to add to our 
investment in material things that we' can do without. 

Your Committee recommends that the Tree Warden and the 
Superintendent of Moth Suppression each be granted a salary 
of $150. The respective amounts of $2500 recommended for 
appropriation seem adequate to do the work necessary to main- 
tain present conditions, providing the Town discontinues the 
practice of doing work for private individuals. 

Publicity has already been given to the Special Article for the 
Pumping Unit at Haggetts Pond, and this Committee feels that 
the two years that have elapsed since the subject was first 
broached have been well spent in testing and investigation. The 
findings of the Engineers and the Board of Public Works indicate 
the wisdom of approval of that Article. 

Your Committee recommends full investigation as to future 
expense for construction and maintenance before voting upon 
Articles petitioning for the acceptance of streets. 

Since the last general survey of compensation paid to town 
officials, several important changes have occurred by reason of 
new departments created and shifts of various kinds. Conse- 
quently this Committee recommends that the Town Meeting 
authorize the appointment by the Moderator of a suitable com- 
mittee with full power to investigate and report their findings 
and recommendations regarding compensation, working hour^ 
and duties to the Finance Committee not later than December 1, 
1932. 

Your Committee therefore recommends that the Town Meet- 
ing adopt the following budget and act upon the Special Articles 
in accordance with the recommendations appended to each : 

Aiding Mothers with Dependent Children (Increase $1000) 

$6000.00 
American Legion, Andover Post No. 8 (Decrease $650) 600.00 
Armistice Day (Decrease $75) 75.00 

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Assessors' Survey 3000.00 

Board of Health (Decrease $575) 3925.00 

This Department's Budget now includes the Baby 
Clinic. $350.00 of the above decrease is obtained 
by transferring Cattle Inspector to Town Officers. 
Payroll $2150.00 

Operating Expenses 1775.00 



Brush Fires 1000.00 

Damages to Persons and Property (Decrease $1500) 500.00 

Elections and Registrations (Increase $1300) 2300.00 

2 Town, 1 Primary, 2 State, 1 National and 

16-20 Registrations 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital (Decrease $2933.45) 

5912.91 

Assessment covers: Maintenance $5806.12 

Construction 1 06 . 79 



Fire Department (Decrease $4126.61) 


27500.00 


Payroll $23775.00 




Operating Exp. 3725.00 




Highway Department 


$50,000.00 


Maintenance 




Payroll $26,000.00 




Teams and Truck Hire 2,500.00 




Materials and Equipment 21,500.00 




New Construction (Decrease $15,000) 


None 


Infirmary Expenses (Decrease $100) 


7,900.00 


Payroll $2,340.00 




Materials and Repairs 5,560.00 





Interest (Decrease $1000) 20,000.00 

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School Bonds 


$6,695.00 




Sanatorium Bonds 


743.75 




Water Bonds 


547 . 50 




Sewer Bonds 


5,468.75 




Short Term Notes 


6,545.00 




Insurance (Decrease $1,493.68) 




6,206.32 


Workmen's Compensation 


$3,447.04 




Fire Insurance 


2,759.28 




Memorial Day 




850.00 


Memorial Hall Library 




8,000.00 


Payroll 


$7,740.00 




Operating Exp. 


4,260.00 





12,000.00 
Less $4000 credit from Permanent Funds, etc. 

Municipal Buildings (Decrease $600) 4,000.00 

Payroll $1,460.00 

Operating Exp. 2,540.00 



Old Age Assistance (Increase $4,000) 10,000.00 

Last year's appropriation was for 6 months only. 
Payroll $300. 00 

Parks and Playgrounds ( Decrease $1,500) 4.000.00 

Payroll $3,350.00 

Materials and Equipment 650.00 



Police Department (Decrease $3,250) 25,750.00 

Payroll $21,750.00 

Operating Expenses 4,000.00 

Includes purchase cost of new motorcycle and traf- 
fic light operation at So. L T nion and Xo. Main Sts. 
If pay during vacations is continued $850.00 should 
be added. 



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Pomps Pond (Decrease $110) 




990.00 


Payroll 


$800.00 




Other Expenses 


190.00 




Printing 




600.00 


Public Dump 




500.00 


Payroll 


$385.00 




Other Expenses 


115.00 





Public Welfare 10,500.00 

Payroll $260.00 

plus ($582 carried under Town Officers) 
Payments 10240.00 



Retirement of Bonds (Decrease $11,000) 39,000.00 

School Bonds $17,000.00 

Sanatorium Bonds 7,000.00 

Water Bonds 8,000.00 

Sewer Bonds 7,000.00 



Schools (Decrease $1,994) 148,350.00 

Payroll $120,092.00 

Other Expenses 28,258.00 



Sewer Department (Decrease $600) 5,600.00 

Payroll $2,200.00 

. Other Expenses 3,400.00 



Snow Removal and Sanding (Decrease $3,000) 12,000.00 

Payroll $6000.00 

Other Expenses 6000.00 



Soldiers' Relief 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Payroll 
Other Expenses 


$400.00 
100.00 


2,500.00 
500.00 



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Spring Grove Cemetery (Decrease $900) 7,500.00 

Payroll $5,500.00 

Other Expenses 2,000.00 



State Aid 500.00 

Street Lighting (Decrease $1,261.91; 20,760.84 

Town Officers (Increase $478.50) 19,750.00 

Includes $350. Cattle Inspector transferred from 
Board of Health. Includes $416.27 for 1931 
shortage. 

Payroll $15,762.00 

Other Expenses 3,572.00 

Shortage 416.00 

Town Scales 125.00 

Payroll 100.00 

Other Expenses 25.00 



Tree Warden (Decrease $2,500) 2,500.00 

Payroll $2,000.00 

Other Expenses 500.00 



Moth Suppression ( Decrease $2,500 ) 2,500.00 

Payroll $1,000.00 

Materials 1,500.00 



Water Department Maintenance (Decrease $2,050) 27.950.00 
Payroll $17,000.00 

Other Expenses 10,950 . 00 



Construction and Service Pipe (Decrease $10,150) 9.850.00 
Payroll $6,000.00 

Other Expenses 3,850.00 



Wire Inspector 450.00 

$499,945.07 
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Special Articles: 

No. 
No. 



4. 


$800.00 


not to be included in 




5. 


700.00 


1932 Tax Levy 




6.. 






20,000.00 


8. 






2,200.00 


9. 






2,000.00 


10. 






1,125.00 


11. 






550.00 


13. 






50.00 


17. 






300.00 




$526,170.07 



Article 4. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to use the sum of $800.00 of the unexpended bal- 
ance in the Water Maintenance Department to purchase an auto- 
mobile for the Superintendent of the Board of Public Works to 
be used in the performance of his duties, on petition of said 
Board. (Approved.) 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to use the sum of $700.00 of the unexpended bal- 
ance in the Highway Maintenance Department to purchase a 
small truck, on petition of the Board of Public Works. (Ap- 
proved. ) 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$20,000.00 for steam pumping equipment at Haggetts Pond 
pumping station on petition of the Board of Public Works. (Ap- 
proved.) 

Article 7. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a public 
way, a way as laid out and approved by the Board of Survey, ex- 
tending from Chestnut Street to Summer Street, between Avon 
Street and Upland Road, on petition of Daniel A. Hartigan and 
others. (No action necessary.) 

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Article 8. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $2200. for the purpose of installing a 6" water main in 
way referred to in Article No. 7, to be expended under the super- 
vision of the Board of Public Works, on petition of Daniel A. 
Hartigan and others. (Approved.) 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $2000. for the purpose of installing a domestic sewer in 
way referred to in Article No. 8, to be expended under the 
supervision of the Board of Public Works, on petition of Daniel 
A. Hartigan and others. (Approved.) 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will vote to adopt the recom- 
mendations of the State Department of Public Works relating 
to the placing of a semi actuated installation of traffic signals at 
or near the junction of North Main and Union Streets, and vote 
to appropriate a sum not to exceed $1125.00 to be used to install 
traffic lights, providing the State Department of Public Works 
will contribute a like amount, on petition of the Board of Select- 
men. (Approved.) 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize and in- 
struct the Board of Selectmen to take by right of Eminent Do- 
main for the purpose of creating more sanitary conditions for the 
protection of the water supply of the Town, the following de- 
scribed parcels of land, being two in number and known as Parcel 
I and Parcel II, hereinafter described in detail, and generally 
known as part of the old Lowell and Andover Railroad location, 
a plan describing said parcels being on file in the office of the 
Town Clerk, and the said parcels being more particularly de- 
scribed according to said plan as follows : — 

Two certain parcels of land situated in that part of the Town 
of Andover known as West Parish bounded and described as 
follows : 

Parcel 1. — Beginning at the southwesterly corner thereof at a 
point marking the junction of the northerly line of Lowell Street 

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with the westerly location line of the Boston & Maine Railroad ; 
thence north 0° 20' 22" west by said location line 769.82 feet to the 
southerly line of Haggetts Pond Road; thence south 75° 35' 22" 
east by the southerly line of Haggetts Pond Road 76.44 feet to 
the easterly line of the Boston & Maine Railroad location ; thence 
south 0° 20' 22" east by said easterly location line 751 feet to the 
northerly line of Lowell Street above mentioned ; thence south 
89° 09' 38" west by said northerly line of Lowell Street 74.25 
feet to point of beginning. Containing 1.3 acres more or less. 

Parcel II — Beginning at the southwesterly corner thereof, at a 
point marking the junction of the northerly line of Haggetts Pond 
Road with the westerly location line of the Boston & Maine Rail- 
road; thence north 0° 20' 22" west by said westerly location line 
483.83 feet to a point; thence by a curve to the right of radius 
2032.09 feet, a distance of 1105.60 feet to a point; thence north 
30° 50' east still by the said westerly location line 2395.84 feet 
to a point; thence south 59° 10' east still by said location line 4.13 
feet to a point ; thence north 30° 50' east by said location line 
932.25 feet to a point; thence north 11° 40' west 375 feet more 
or less to a point in the southeasterly line of High Plain Road ; 
thence northeasterly by said southeasterly line of High Plain 
Road 270 feet more or less to a point; thence northerly a little 
more easterly still by said southeasterly line of High Plain Road 
240 feet more or less to a point marking the junction of said 
southeasterly location line of High Plain Road with the easterly 
location line of the Boston & Maine Railroad; thence south 27° 
31' west by said easterly line of the Boston & Maine Railroad 
108 feet more or less to a point ; thence by a curve to the right of 
radius 5498.07 feet a distance of 318.27 feet to a point; thence 
south 30° 50' west 330 feet more or less to a point ; thence south 
11° 40' east 2.03 feet to a point; thence south 30° 50' west 3252.57 
feet to a point; thence by a curve to the left of radius 1957.84 
feet a distance of 1065.20 feet to a point ; thence south 0° 20' 
22" east 502 feet to a point in the northerly line of Haggetts 
Pond Road, all of said courses being by the easterly location line 
of the Boston '& Maine Railroad ; thence north 76° 35' 22" west 

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by said northerly line of Haggetts Pond Road 76.44 feet to a 
point of beginning. Containing 12.6 acres more or less. 

And to appropriate the sum of Five Hundred and Fifty Dollars 
($550.) as damages and the expenses incidental to the taking. 
Upon petition of the Board of Public Works. (Approved.) 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize and in- 
struct the Board of Selectmen to sell the following school prop- 
erties, to wit : The Richardson School with land and buildings, 
and the Bailey District School with land and buildings ; for such 
sum or sums as the Board of Selectmen may deem best, and to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to give a good and sufficient 
quitclaim deed in the name of the Town for the aforesaid lands 
and buildings ; or to authorize the Board of Selectmen to make 
temporary repairs of both buildings or to put both of said build- 
ings in good condition. Upon petition of the Board of Select- 
men. (No action necessary.) 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will vote to annronriate the 
sum of fifty dollars ($50.) to be expended for the purpose of 
making temporary repairs of the Richardson and the Bailey Dis- 
trict School buildings, or to appropriate the sum of $4000.00 for 
the purpose of putting both of said school buildings in good con- 
dition, said sum to be expended under the direction of the Board 
of Selectmen. Upon petition of the Board of Selectmen. (Pro- 
vided sale is not authorized under Article 12 this Article approved 
for not exceeding $50.00.) 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of $3000.00 for the purpose of cutting down the street grade on 
Carmel Road from Walnut Avenue to the Town Infirmary and 
establish a new grade adjusted to the grade of the adjoining 
properties and for the building of a sidewalk in said street, in- 
cluding the expense of lowering the water mains therein, on 
petition of Ralph L. Draper and others. (Not approved.) 

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Article 15. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $6550. for the purpose of the construction of a new road 
in Ferndale Avenue and for constructing a drainage system in 
said street and for curbing said street, on petition of Haywood 
G. Whiteway and others. (Not approved.) 

Article 16. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to petition the director of accounts of the Department 
of Corporations and Taxation for an annual audit of the town's 
accounts in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44 of the 
General Laws, on the petition of the Board of Selectmen. (Not 
approved as an annual audit but recommended for 1932.) 

Article 17. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of Six Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($650.00) for the pur- 
pose of providing suitable headquarters for Andover Post No. 
2128, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, such quar- 
ters to be under the direction and control of said Post and sub- 
ject to such regulations as the Board of Selectmen may adopt, 
all in accordance with Chapter 40, Section 9, of the General Laws, 
on petition of John M. Erving and others. approved for an 
amount not exceeding $300.) 

Article 18.- — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a gift 
from Andover Post No. 2128, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the 
United States, a captured German Field Piece (105 m/m How- 
itzer and Carriage), said Trophy to be placed upon suitable 
foundations in the Town lot at the northerly side of Elm Square 
bounded by High Street, North Main Street, and land of Bar- 
nard Estate. Foundations and placing of Trophy, together with 
the necessary improvement of the lot incidental thereto, to be 
under the supervision of Andover Post No. 2128 in co-operation 
with the Board of Public Works and subject to the approval 
of the Board of Selectmen, on petition of John M. Erving and 
others. (Apparently no action required. In the absence of defi- 
nite information, the Finance Committee would not wish to ap~ 

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prove this Article if a Town appropriation is necessary or owner- 
ship of land site is undetermined.) 

Article 19. — To see if the Town of Andover will vote to appro- 
priate the sum of $30,000. for the purpose of widening and 
straightening Main Street from Chapel Avenue to the State line. 
A plan of the proposed construction will be presented to the 
voters at the Annual Town Meeting, on petition of William A. 
G. Kidd and others. (Not approved.) 

Article 20. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $550.00 for the repair and conditioning of the Public 
Highway known as Topping Road. This appropriation to be ex- 
pended under the supervision of the Board of Public Works, on 
petition of Emory Delaney and others. (This work is of main- 
tenance character and should be referred to Board of Public 
Works.) 

Article 21. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $650.00 for the repair and re-conditioning of Juliette 
Street. This appropriation to be expended under the supervision 
of the Board of Public Works, on petition of Marguerite Comeau 
and others. (This work is of maintenance character and should 
be referred to Board of Public Works.) 

Article 22. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end at the Disbrow Farm on Chandler Road to the property of 
Daniel Fitzpatrick on Chandler Road, and appropriate the sum 
of $15,780.00 to care for this work, on petition of Daniel Fitz- 
patrick and others. (Not approved.) 

Article 23. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end at the Henderson Farm on River Road to the residence of 
Leon Hardy on River Road, and appropriate the sum of $7580. 

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to care for this work, on petition of Leon Hardy and others. 
(Not approved.) 

Article 24. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main along Beacon Street 
from the corner of Chandler Road and Beacon Street to a point 
opposite the property of Louis Cyr, and appropriate the sum of 
$7250.00 therefor, on petition of Peter P. Blanchette and others. 
(Not approved.) 

Article 25. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of Stin- 
son Road and Holt Road along Holt Road to the corner of Or- 
chard Street and Holt Road, and appropriate the sum of $7375.00 
therefor, on petition of Arthur N. Comeau and others. (Not 
approved.) 

Articles 26 to 39 inclusive — No action by Finance Committee 
necessary. 

SUMMARY 

Departmental expenditures recommended $499945.07 

Special expenditures recommended 26225.00 



$526170.07 
State and County Tax (Estimated) 50359.71 



$576529.78 
Receipts Estimated 193985.00 



$382544.78 
Valuation 
Net Valuation 1932 Estimated $18,000,000.00 

Computation of tax rate for 1932 using the above figures : 
$382,544.78 

=$21,253 

$18,000,000.00 

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Tax Rate for 1928 $25.00 Tax Rate for 1930 $25.90 

Tax Rate for 1929 $25.50 Tax Rate for 1931 $24.20 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES J. BAILEY, Chairman 

JAMES H. EATON 

G. EDGAR FOLK 

JAMES E. GREELEY 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND 

JAMES C. SOUTER 

JOHN A. ARNOLD, Secretary 



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Trustees of Memorial Hall 

Library 



NATHAN C. HAMBLIN BURTON S. FLAGG 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL FREDERICK A. WILSON 
*JOHN C. ANGUS PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

CLAUDE M. FUESS 

Chairman 
NATHAN C HAMBLIN 

Secretary and Treasurer 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

Librarian 
EDNA A. BROWN 

Assistants 

JULIA E, TWICHELL MARGARET D. MANNING 

ELEANORE G. BLISS 

In Charge of Junior Room 
EVELYN R. ROBINSON 

In Charge of Ballardvale Branch 
MARTHA D. BYINGTON 

Janitor 
ARCFIIBALD MACLAREN 



Deceased 



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REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF MEMORIAL HALL 

LIBRARY 



The Trustees of Memorial Hall Library take special pleasure 
in presenting the report of the Librarian for 1931 because of its 
notable interest. It is the twenty-fifth report of the present 
Librarian, Miss Edna A. Brown, and calls attention to some of the 
many changes and improvements in the library during the last 
quarter century. 

It deserves careful reading by every Andover citizen and should 
awaken pride in the increasing helpfulness of the library, deepen 
interest in its work and strengthen appreciation of the faithful 
and skillful work of Miss Brown and her assistants. 

The remodelling of the building with its new wing for the use 
of the children, the freedom of the library shelves to its patrons, 
the fourfold increase in the circulation of its books, its wise choice 
of literature suited to the needs of the changing times, and the 
additional open hours of the library are some of the items which 
show its important contribution to the welfare of the people and 
commend it to the unfailing support of our citizens in this time of 
economical depression. 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL, Secretary 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN, Chairman 
FREDERICK A. WILSON 
BURTON S. FLAGG 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 
CLAUDE M. FUESS 

Trustees 



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MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



TREASURER'S REPORT 



- 


Cr. 






Appropriation 






8000.00 


Dog Tax 






719.19 


Income from Investments 


Dr. 




3840.00 


Salaries : 








Librarian 




2000.00 




Assistants 




4089.69 




Treasurer — '30 and '31 




200.00 




Janitors' Services 




1910.00 




Librarian's Office Expenses 




138.09 




Books 




1266.10 




Periodicals 




358.05 




Binding 




479.66 




Fuel 




841 . 16 




Light 




421.21 




Buildings : 








Repairs 




277.73 




Furniture and Furnishings 




14.37 




Janitors' Supplies, etc. 




66.45 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


130.11 




Telephone 




48.74 




Water Bills 




20.39 




Express and All Other 




297.43 




Total Expenditures 


12559.18 




Balance to Revenue 




.01 






12559.19 


12559.19 



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Memorial Hall Library Securities 

Bangor & Aroostook R. R., 4s $11,000.00 

Boston Elevated Ry. Co., 4s 10,000.00 

New England Power Association, 5s 6,000.00 

Southern California Gas Co., 4%s 5,000.00 

Puget Sound Power & Light Co., 4%s 5,000.00 

Indiana & Michigan Electric Co., 5s 3,000.00 

Boston & Maine R.R., 5s 2,000.00 

Chicago Railways Co., 5s 8,500.00 

Jersey Central Power & Light Co., 5y 2 s 1,000.00 

Boston Elevated Ry. Co., 4y 2 s 1,000.00 

Pacific Tel. & Tel. Co., 5s 1,000.00 

New England Tel. & Tel. Co., 5s 1,000.00 

Dayton Power & Light Co., 5s 1,000.00 

American Tel. & Tel. Co., 4s 571 . 50 

Savings Banks 17,033.71 



Total $73,105.21 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

Treasurer 



This is to certify that the Securities belonging to the Trustees 
of the Memorial Hall Library, and the income accruing therefrom, 
have been checked and found correct. 

The remaining items in the above statement are examined by 
the Town Accountant. 

BURTON S. FLAGG 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

Finance Committee 
February 3. 1932. 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 
MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARIAN 



January 5, 1932. 
To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library: 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith present the report of the Library for the twelve 
months ending December 31, 1931. 

It is also the twenty-fifth annual report I have written for your 
Board. Much may happen during twenty-five years, and much 
has happened in that time to the Memorial Hall Library. Though 
Mr. Boutwell is the only one of the present Trustees who was 
upon the Board in 1906, there are others who recall the unattrac- 
tive place which was Andover's public library. A generation has 
since grown up which will find it hard to believe that the library 
then consisted of a single room with a bare, worn floor, contain- 
ing four long tables surrounded by rickety wooden chairs. The 
western half of the room was shut off by a partition of wood and 
ground glass, effectively concealing from sight every book in the 
place. A single aperture, like that of a bank wicket, broke this 
barrier, and through this, a would-be reader presented a slip re- 
questing a book, and in time, received through the same opening 
the desired book. 

Changes began at once. The barrier came down, and people 
rested their astonished eyes upon the hidden books. Ugly gray 
paper covers came off, shelves were erected around the room, 
children's books placed upon them and the children made welcome. 

That was the beginning. The number of books circulated for 
home use in 1906, was 17968. Twenty-five years later, we have, 
thanks to the Trustees and to the enlightened townspeople, a re- 
modeled building known far and near as one of the best-planned 

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and most attractive in New England, with an especially charming 
room for the children. In 1931, we circulated 68512 books, an in- 
crease through the years of over 50,000 volumes. 

And here, the librarian wishes to express her thanks to the 
present members of the Board and to their predecessors, for the 
trust they have placed in her, and the interest with which they 
have furthered all plans. Without their help and advice and the 
generous support of the town, the Memorial Hall Library could 
not show its present record. Nor could it have been achieved 
without Miss Twichell, who has shared every event of that quart- 
er-century. The library has been fortunate in interested and 
loyal helpers, but her place in its development, its work, and in 
the affection of the public, is unique. 

Our most important plan for 1931 was to open the adult library 
daily from nine to nine, not closing at noon as had been the custom 
since 1872. To do this required the employment of another full- 
time assistant. The town generously granted us the necessary 
increase in appropriation, but the opening was delayed by the sud- 
den death of Miss Edith Donald, who had been with us for fifteen 
years. She was a most valuable assistant and is still much missed. 
Her death, followed by the serious illness of another member of 
the staff, made it impossible for us to put the plan into operation 
immediately after the March town meeting. Realizing our diffi- 
culties, people were most patient over the unavoidable delay ; 
indeed, we encountered but one unreasonable person. On May 
1st the new hours went into effect, and at once proved one of the 
most popular things the library has ever done. Records kept of 
attendance during this noon period show a steady increase in use. 
In May, 396 people came ; in October, 678 ; in November, 824, 
and during one day in November, 57 people came at the time the 
building was formerly closed. It would be a real disaster if lack 
of funds should compel us to return to the old schedule of open- 
ing. 

An analysis of the year's circulation shows 60962 books issued 
at the Memorial Hall, of which 15839 were borrowed from the 
junior room. At Ballardvale, 7550 were taken for home use. 

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The use of the library was larger than in 1930 by 5363 books, and 
larger than in 1929 by 7634 books. A total use of 68512 volumes 
means that we have issued books at the rate of over 6.8 per capita 
of the population. The borrowers' cards actually in use represent 
48 percent of the townspeople. Our use for 1931 is, of course, 
the largest in our history. This increased use means greater wear 
and depreciation of our books and greater need of rebinding. 

The junior room has about regained the popularity it lost when 
our former children's librarian, Miss Wade, left us. It is now 
a happy and a very busy place. Story-telling, and the meeting of 
three clubs, one of them an extremely popular stamp club, charac- 
terize Saturday mornings. The young people feel a sense of 
ownership in this room so intense that it is sometimes amusing. 
They take great pride and interest in decorating it for special 
occasions, and staged under Miss Robinson's direction, an exhibit 
for Book Week which did them great credit. Miss Robinson 
has visited the different schools and spoken to teachers and chil- 
dren. Books have been sent to the more distant schools and many 
teachers are taking them for class use. The records for the 
junior room are now most satisfactory and its prospects promising. 

The Andover Garden Club has presented to the library several 
unusually beautiful and expensive books upon flowers and garden- 
ing, in memory of Mrs. Amy Trow. These books are marked 
with a book plate designed by Miss Priscilla Page, and given by 
Philip Cole. They are for the use of all garden lovers and are 
appreciated. 

Unlike the work of most business organizations, that of a public 
library increases suddenly and greatly in times of depression. 
During 1930 we began to feel this increase, and it has doubled 
during the year just past. Never before have we had so many 
people visit the reading-room, nor have we ever had such a de- 
mand for books upon current history, economics and social prob- 
lems. This is not peculiar to Andover ; from libraries all over the 
country comes the same story of increased use. Indeed, in many 
places, the demand upon the public libraries is exceeded only by 
that upon local agencies of relief. 

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During the war, libraries and books were an acknowledged 
factor in maintaining public morale ; in another emergency they 
are making their influence felt. It must mean something to an 
unemployed father in Andover to know that in the town library 
his children may find enjoyment without personal expense. The 
older men who spend hours in the sunny reading-room perhaps 
leave with a little more hope for the future. Some have been 
studying to fit themselves for opportunity when it shall come ; 
others have forgotten for an hour their anxious problems. 

Through its books, the Memorial Hall Library is sending cheer 
and a change of thought into homes in every part of Andover. 
It is furnishing recreation and enjoyment to those who can no 
longer afford to pay for entertainment. By promoting the study 
of history and economics, it is helping to bring about a clearer 
understanding of the vital public questions engaging the attention 
of all thoughtful people. 

The present is no time to develop plans involving expense. We 
feel, however, that the extremely large use of the library during 
the past year, and the real refuge it has been to the unhappy and 
the unoccupied, justify us in asking that we be permitted funds 
sufficient to continue our twelve hour daily opening. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDNA A. BROWN 

Librarian 



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STATISTICS OF THE LIBRARY 



Number of books issued at the Memorial Hall 60962 

Number of books issued at Ballardvale 7559 

Total number issued for home use 68512 

Number of borrowers' cards in use 4747 

Books added by purchase 753 

Books added by gift 168 

Total additions 921 

Books withdrawn, worn out, lost and paid for 161 

Total number of volumes in the library 29293 

Volumes rebound 428 

Volumes bound, periodicals, etc. 102 

BALLARDVALE BRANCH 

Number of books issued for home use 7550 

Books added by purchase 55 

Books added by gift 10 

Total additions 65 

Books now belonging to branch 2626 



Gifts of books and pamphlets are acknowledged from state and 
government departments, from the Andover Garden Club, the 
Andover Natural History Society, the Andover Press, from the 
Massachusetts Tercentenary Commission, and from the following 
individuals : 

C. K. Bancroft; Miss Alice Bell; Miss Mary Bell; F. S. Bout- 
well; E. T. Brewster; Miss Marion Foye; Mrs. J. F. Hale; Rev. 
C. W. Henry; A. K. Johnson; Mrs. Andrew Lawrie ; Major C. 

E. Lovejoy; E. S. Montgomery; Prof. W. K. Moorehead ; Miss 

F. M. Pray; Mrs. H. B. Prindle; H. B. Prindle; Alfred Ripley; 

G. B. Ripley; Miss E. R. Robinson; Miss M. L. Shipman; Miss 
Marie Sweeney ; A. C. Thompson ; Mrs. O. W. Underwood ; 
Thomas Wallace. 

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HOW TO USE THE LIBRARY 



The Memorial Hall Library is open every day except Sundays 
and holidays, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The junior room is open 
from 3 to 8 p.m. from Monday to Friday. On Saturday it is 
open from 9 to 12.30, and 3 to 6 p.m. During July and August 
it is open from 3 to 6 p.m. 

Any resident of Andover may have a library card upon filling 
out an application blank. Any child who can write his name may 
have a card, but children in grades below the Punchard School 
are required to have their applications endorsed by both parent 
and teacher. 

Children may borrow one book at a time.. All grown people 
are allowed to take any reasonable number of books, provided 
that only one is a current magazine, and only one is a seven-day 
book. 

Books are issued for fourteen days, the date upon which the 
book is due being stamped plainly on the "date due" slip at the 
time of issue. A book kept overtime incurs a fine of two cents 
for every day overdue (Sundays and holidays included). A few 
of these books most in demand are issued for seven days only. All 
these are labeled upon the book pocket, ''Seven-day book". Books 
lost or damaged must be paid for. 

Seven-day books are not renewed nor reserved for anyone, nor 
may they be transferred from one card to another. They must be 
definitely returned to the library by each borrower. Other books 
may be renewed if no one else has asked for them, and if a work 
not fiction is especially desired for any serious purpose, notice of 
its return to the library will be sent on request. 

The shelves of the library are open to all grown people. The 
books are arranged according to subjects, and it is often much 
more satisfactory to go to the shelves and examine the books 
than to depend upon the catalogue. 

The new books are listed at intervals in the weekly paper, and 

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cumulated in the yearly library report, but the only complete 
record is the card catalogue. This catalogue is arranged alpha- 
betically like a dictionary. 

The new books purchased each month are placed for some 
weeks in a special case, so that the most recent additions to the 
library may be found there. The library buys only a limited 
amount of new fiction but it tries to fill the wants of the com- 
munity in regard to other books desired. People are invited to 
suggest for purchase the titles of books they wish. 

The library staff is always glad to answer questions or in any 
way to help visitors find what they want. 



LIST OF PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS TAKEN 
FOR THE READING ROOM 

American Boy 

American City 

American Home 

American Magazine of Art 

American Mercury 

Antiques 

Atlantic monthly 

Aviation 

Blackwood's magazine 

Bookman 

Book review digest 

Catholic world 

Christian Endeavor world (gift) 

Country life in America 

Cumulative book index 

Current history 

Etude 

Forum 

Guide to nature (gift) 

Harper's magazine 

Harvard Graduates' Magazine (gift) 

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House Beautiful (gift) 

Illustrated London News 

India rubber world 

Ladies' home journal 

Library journal 

Literary Digest 

London weekly Times 

Manchester weekly Guardian 

Missionary review of the world 

Missions (gift) 

Nation 

National geographic magazine 

Nature (gift) 

New England Quarterly 

North American review 

Outlook 

Outdoor Life 

Popular mechanics 

Radio news 

Readers' digest 

Readers' guide to periodical literature 

Review of Reviews 

St. Nicholas 

School arts magazine 

Science (gift) 

Scientific American 

Scientific monthly (gift) 

Scribner's magazine 

Sportsman (gift) 

Survey 

Textile world 

Time 

Woman citizen 

Woman's home companion 

World's work 

Andover Townsman 

Boston Herald 

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Boston Transcript 
Christian Science Monitor 
Lawrence Tribune 
New York Times 

In addition to the magazines taken for the reading room, the 

library has for circulation, additional copies of the American 

Home, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, House Beautiful, Scribner's 
and World's Work. 



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NEW BOOKS ADDED DURING 1930 



State and government documents are not listed. Duplicates, replacements 
and books for the Ballardvale Branch are also omitted. 

(Books marked * are gifts) 

GENERAL REFERENCE BOOKS 

928 L76 Living authors. 

340 P27 Paton, T. B. Paton's digest. 2v. 

929.2 R39 * Vinton, J. A. The Richardson memorial. 

929 V83 * Vital records of Dartmouth, Lowell and Shelburne, Mass. 

PERIODICALS 

352 A51 American city, v. 43, 44. 

705 A51 American home, v. 4, 5. 

051 R32 American review of reviews, v. 82, 83. 

749.5 A63 Antiques, v. 15-18. 

051 A881 Atlantic monthly, v. 146, 147. 

052 B56 Blackwood's magazine, v. 227-229. 
051 B64 Bookman, v. 71, 72. 

905 C93 Current history, v. 33. 

051 F77 Forum, v. 83. 

051 H23 Harper's magazine, v. 161, 162. 

705 H81 House beautiful, v. 68, 69. 

705 161 * International studio, v. 96-98. 

020.5 P96 Libraries, v. 35 

020.5 L61 Library journal, v. 55. 

051 L70 Literary digest, v. 106, 107. 

266 M69 Missionary review of the world, v. 53. 

910.5 N21 National geographic magazine, v. 58. 59. 

505 N21 * Nature magazine, v. 11-15. 

974 N42 New England quarterly, v. 3. 

052 N62 Nineteenth century, v. 108, 109. 
051 N81 North American review, v. 230. 
051 094 Outlook, v. 156, 157. 

621 P81 Popular mechanics, v. 54, 55. 

370.5 S35 School arts magazine, v. 30. 

505 S40 * Science, v. 66-72. 

605 S416 Scientific American, v. 143, 144. 

505 S41 * Scientific monthly, v. 30-32. 

051 S434 Scribner's magazine, v. 88. 

051 W89 World's work. v. 60, pt. 1. 

ETHICS, PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION 

(Purchased chiefly from the Phillips Charitable Donation Fund) 
220 B14 Baikie, James. Romance of the Bible. 

153 B63 Boas, George. Our new ways of thinking. 

121 B81 Brown, W. A. Pathways to certainty. 

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Browne, Lewis. Since Calvary. 

* Butler, N. M. Path to peace. 

* Carrier, Blanche. How shall I learn to teach religion? 
Carrington, Hereward. Story of psychic science. 
Christlieb, M. L. Uphill steps in India. 

*Colum, Padraic. Orpheus myths of the world. 

Dixon, C. M. Children are like that. 

Doyle, Sir A. C. Edge of the unknown. 

Dunham, C. F. Christianity in a world of science. 

Faris, J. T. Book of courage. 

Fox, H. W. Child's approach to religion. 

Gesell, Arnold. Guidance of mental growth in infant and 

child. 

Gould, E.-M. L. If we were Christians. 

Gow, C. R. Foundations for human engineering. 

Grensted, L. W. Psychology, and God. 
*Hadfield, J. A. Psychology and morals. 

Hall, T. C. Religious background of American culture. 

Hamong, Leigh de. You and your hand. 

Hurt, H.-W. The child and his home. 

Inge, W. R. dean. Christian ethics and social problems. 

Jones, E. S. Christ of the mount. 

Jones, R. M. Pathways to the realities of God. 

Knowlson, T. S. Secret of concentration. 

Lichtenberger, Andre. Trott and his little sister. 

Lobinger, E. M. and J. L. Educating for peace. 

Overstreet, H. A. Enduring quest. 

Page, Kirby. Jesus or Christianity. 

Page, Kirby. National defense. 

Patri, Angelo. The questioning child. 

Pitkin, W. B. Psychology of achievement. 

Redwood, Hugh. God in the slums. 

Robinson, D. S. Illustrations of the methods of reasoning. 

Santayana, George. Realm of matter. 

Schweitzer, Albert. Forest hospital at Lambarene. 

* Shaver and Stock. Training young people in worship. 

* Stock, H. T. Church work with young people. 
Turtle, F. G. Alternatives to war. 

Wingfield-Stratford, E. C. They that take the sword. 
Worcester and McComb. Body, mind and spirit. 
Young, Vash. A fortune to share. 



BOOKS ON EDUCATION 



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|: Adams, Sir John. The teacher's many parts. 
Avent, J. E. Beginning teaching. 

Cobb, Stanley. The new leaven; progressive education. 
Collings, Ellsworth. Project teaching in elementary 
schools. 

Davis, S. E. The work of the teacher. 
Foster, H. H. High school administration. 
Johnson, F. W. Administration and supervision of the 
high school. 
Smith, W. R. Principles of educational psychology. 



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371.3 S13b Strayer, G. D. Brief course in the teaching process. 

371 S914 Strebel and Morehart. Nature and meaning of teaching. 

371.3 T33 Thayer, V. T. Passing of the recitation. 

BOOKS ON BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS 

330 A68 Arendtz, H. F. Way out of depression. 

304 B14e Bagley, W. C. Education, crime and social progress. 

425 B28 Bartholomew and Hurlbut. Business man's English. 

352 B729 Bradshaw, C. A. Americanization questionnaire. 

352.3 D74 Dougherty and Kearney. Fire. 

330 F47 Filene, E. A. Successful living in this machine age. 

301 G41 Gillen and Blackmar. Outlines of sociology. 

654 G57 Goldsmith and Lescarboura. This thing called broad- 

casting. 
380 K74 Knickerbocker, H. R. Fighting the red trade menace. 

330 D71 Donham, W. B. Business adrift. 

330 L31 Lapp, J. A. Economics and the community. 
329 L98 Lynch, W. O. Fifty years of party warfare. 
328.74 M38t *Mass. — General Court. Tercentenary exercises. 

352 M55 Merriam, C. E. Making of citizens. 

353 M92 Munro, W. B. Government of the United States. 

331 N21u National Industrial Conference Board. Unemployment 

benefits and insurance. 
659 R34 Rheinstrom, Carroll. Psyching the ads. 

338 H18 Scoville, Hamlin, ed. Menace of overproduction. 

329 1156 *LJnderwood, O. W. Drifting sands of party politics. 
396 W69 Wilson, Elita. How to make money at home. 

330 W89c World Peace Foundation. Course and phases of the world 

depression. 
658 W89 Worsham, J. A. Low pressure selling. 

BOOKS ON NATURAL SCIENCE 

560 B72 Bradley, J. H. Parade of the living. 

575 C56 *Clark, A. H. The new evolution; zoogenesis. 

504 C82 Cotton, E. H. ed. Has science discovered God? 

590 D63 Ditmars, R. L. Strange animals 1 have known. 

595.7 H83i Howard, L. O. The insect menace. 

504 J34 Jeans, Sir James. Mysterious universe. 

520 J36s Jeans, Sir James. Stars in their courses. 

590 M82 Morgan, A. H. Field book of Donds and streams. 

504 R91 Russell, Bertrand. The scientific outlook. 

501 S63 Smart, H. R. The logic of science. 

MECHANICAL AND USEFUL ARTS 

621.4 B96 Bushnell, C. H. Diesel engine operation. 

629.2 G46 Classman. Don. Jump! taW of the caterpillar club. 

540 G64 Goostray. Stella. Applied chemistrv for nurses. 

629.2 H31 Hawks, Frank. Speed. 

655 H63 Hitchcock, F. H. Building of a book. 
674 K29 Kellogg, R. S. Lumber and its use-. 

654.6 M61 Miller, K. B. Telephone theory and practice. 

655 P21 * Paradise, S. H. Historv of printing in Andover. 1798- 

1931. 

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Phelan, V. B. Care and repair of the home. 
Poppe and Strand. House wiring. 
Smeaton, M. A. Bacteriology for nurses. 
*Van Name, W. G. Vanishing forest resources. 
Wood, T. D. Health education. 



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ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND MUSIC 

Craven, Thomas. Men of art. 

Crouse, Russel. Mr. Currier and Mr. Ives. 

Halbert, Blanche, ed. Better homes manual. 

Howard, J. T. Our American music. 

Kootz, S. M. Modern American painters. 

Lutz, H. G. Animal drawing in outline. 

Lutz, E. G. Practical water-color sketching. 

Mahoney and Whitney. Contemporary illustrators 

children's books. 

Miller, C. H. An early American home. 

Neuhaus, Eugen. History and ideals of American art. 



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McKim, R. S. One hundred and one patchwork patterns. 
Kearney, P. W. ed. Fifty games of solitaire. 
Sanford, A. P. ed. George Washington plays. 
Sanford, A. P. ed. Plays for civic days. 
Warren, Mrs. Prescott. Games for two. 
Fisher, E. R. Garden club manual. 

* Morris and Eames. Our wild orchids. 

* Nicolas, J. H. The rose manual. 
Nichols, R. S. Italian pleasure gardens. 

Nissley, C. H. Starting early vegetables and flowering 

plants under g7ass. 

OrtlofT, H. S. Perennial gardens. 

Ramsey and Lawrence. Garden pools large and small. 
*Wilder, L. B. Pleasures and problems of a rock garden. 
*Wilson, E. H. Aristocrats of the garden. 
*Wilson, E. H. China, mother of gardens. 
*Wilson, E. H. If I were to make a garden. 
*Wright, Richardson. Practical book of outdoor flowers. 
*Wister, J. C. Bulbs for American gardens. 



LITERATURE, ESSAYS AND POETRY 

827 A14 Abingdon, Alexander, comp. Boners. 

822 A54e Anderson, Maxwell. Elizabeth the queen. 

808.9 A92 Auld, W. M. Christmas traditions. 

822 B43b Bennett, Arnold. Bright island. 

822 B46b Besier, Rudolf. Barretts of Wimpole Street. 

824 B792o Brooks, C. S. Prologue. 

808.9 C549p Clark, T. C. comp. Poems for special days. 

821 C75s Conkling, G. H. Ship's log. 

808.9 E29s Edgerton, A. C. A speech for every occasion. 

824 E47 Ellis, Havelock. Fountain of life. 



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Forbes, A. P. ed. Essays for discussion. 
Galsworthy, John. The roof. 
Glaspell, Susan. Alison's house. 
Grayson, David, pseud. Adventures in solitude. 
Knibbs, H. H. Songs of the lost frontier. 
McKown, H. C. Commencement activities. 
Mantle, Burns, ed. Best plays of 1930-31. 
Masefield, John. Minnie Maylow's story, etc. 
Morley, Christopher. John Mistletoe. 
Munthe, Axel. Memories and vagaries. 
Norris, Kathleen. Hands full of living. 
Pattee, F. L. The new American literature, 1890-1930. 
Pitkin, W. B. Art of rapid reading. 
Pollock, Channing. The house beautiful. 
Repplier, Agnes. Times and tendencies. 
Robinson, E. N. Matthias at the door. 
Sechrist, E. H. Christmas everywhere. 
Shaw, Bernard. Apple cart. 
*Shepard, Odell. Joys of forgetting. 
Swayne. Christine. Green life. 
Tomlinson, H. M. Out of soundings. 

Lntermeyer, Louis, ed. American poetry from the begin- 
ning to Whitman. 
Wilde. Percival. Ten plays for little theatres. 



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DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL 

Anderson, R. C. An American fami!\ abroad. 
Andree, S. A. Andree's story. 
Brown. Ashley. Greece old and new. 
Chase and Tyler. Mexico. 

Cooper, C. S. The Brazilians ami their country. 
Das, Mrs. Sarangadhar. Marriage to India. 
Davis, M. L. We are Alaskans. 
Ellis. M. H. Express to Hindustan. 
Fielding. L. H. French heels to spurs. 
Finger. C. J. Adventure under saophire skies. 
Franck, H. A. Vagabonding down the Andes. 
Grimshaw, Beatrice. Isles of adventure. 
Hart, F. N. Pigs in clover. 
Hindus. Maurice. Red bread. 
Hurlbut. A. B. Forty-niners. 
Kearton, Cherry. Island of penguins. 
Kendall. Patricia. Come with mo to India! 
Kent, Rockwell. N. by E. 
Laughlin. C. E. So you're going to Spain! 
Lubbock. A. B. Round the Horn before the mast. 
McCracken, Harold. God's frozen children. 
Miller. Janet. Jungles preferred. 
* Morley, M. W. The Carolina mountains. 
Morton. H. V. In search of England. 
Morton. H. V. In search of Ireland. 
Morton. H. V. In search of Scotland. 
Newton. A. E. A tourist in spite of himself. 



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Nobile, Umberto. With the "Italia" to the North pole. 

Palmer, Frederick. Look to the east. 

Porter, C. S. English summer. 

Robbins, L. H. Mountains and men. 

Strong, A. L. Road to the Grey Pamir. 

Wiley and Post. Around the world in eight days. 

Williams, E. R. Hill towns of Italy. 

Wingfield-Stratford, E. C. Those earnest Victorians. 

Winn, M. D. The macadam trail. 

Wood, A. M. Noman's land. 

Wood, F. J. Turnpikes of New England. 



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BIOGRAPHY 

Andre, Marius. Columbus. 
Bayne, J. T. Tad Lincoln's father. 
Beaux, Cecilia. Background with figures. 
Benson, A. C. Life and letters of Maggie Benson. 
Blackwell, A. S. Lucy Stone. 
Conant, M. P. Girl of the eighties. 
Eaton, Jeannette. The flame; St. Catherine of Siena. 
Ellis, Anne. "Plain Anne Ellis". 
Farrington, C. C. Paul Revere and his famous ride. 
Foster, Larimore. Larry. 
Gandhi, M. R. Mahatma Gandhi at work.. 
Garland, Hamlin. Roadside meetings. 
Goodale, Katherine. Behind the scenes with Edwin Booth. 
Guedalla, Philip. Wellington. 
Lovelace, D. W. Rockne of Notre Dame. 
Marie, grand duchess of Russia. Education of a princess. 
Palmer, Frederick. Newton D. Baker. 2v. 
Palmer, G. H. Autobiography of a philosopher. 
Parry, E. S. Betsy Ross, Quaker rebel. 
Pless, Mary, Princess of. Better left unsaid. 
*Pray, F. M. Study of Whittier's apprenticeship as a poet 
Regester, J. D. Albert Schweitzer. 
Repplier, Agnes. Mere Marie of the Urselines. 
Richards, Mrs. L. E. Stepping westward. 
Rinehart, M. R. My story. 
Rostron, Sir A. H. Home from the sea. 
Seitz, D. C. Joseph Pulitzer. 
Skariatina, Irina. A world can end. 
Steffens, Lincoln. Autobiography. 2v. 
Williamson, A. M. The inky way. 
Bradford, Gamaliel. The quick and the dead. 
Hathaway, E. V. Book of American presidents. 
Rowan, R. W. The Pinkertons. 
Strachey, Lytton. Portraits in miniature. 



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HISTORY 

Allen, F. L. Only yesterday. 
Botkin, Gleb. Real Romanovs. 
Churchill, W. S. The world crisis. 



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Counts, G. S. The Soviet challenge to America. 

Dorsey, G. A. Man's own show; civilization. 

Eddy, Sherwood. Challenge of Russia. 

Grady, E. G. Seeing red. 

Hopper, Bruce. Pan-sovietism. 

Ilin, M. New Russia's primer. 

Lamb, Harold. Crusades; flame of Islam. 
*Moorehead, W. K. Archaeology 7 of the Arkansas river 

valley. 

*Moorehead, W. K. Report on the archaeology of Maine. 
*Munro and Sontag. The middle ages. 

Pershing. J. J. My experiences in the world war. 2v. 

Showerman, Grant. Rome and the Romans. 

Simonds, F. H. Can Europe keep the peace? 
*Thordarson, Matthias. The Vinland voyagers. 

Walsh, E. A. The last stand. 

Yardley, H. O. The American black chamber. 



Abbott, Jane. 
Adams, Herbert. 
Aldrich, B. S. 
Ashton, Helen. 
Austin, Mary. 
Baldwin, Faith. 
Barnes, M. A. 
Bassett, S. W. 
Beach, Rex. 
Bennett, Arnold. 
Benson, E. F. 
Benson, Therese. 
Bindloss, Harold. 
Boas, Clarice. 
Brush. Katherine. 
Buck, P. S. 
Burt, K. N. 
Carruth. F. W. 
Cather, Willa. 
Channon, Henry. 
Colver, A. R. 
Cooper, C. R. 
Corbett, Elizabeth. 
Cozzens, J. G. 
Deeping, Warwick. 
Deeping. Warwick. 
De la Mare. Colin. 
De la Roche. Mazo. 
Edginton, Mav. 
Ellsworth, Edward. 
Ertz. Susan. 
Farnol. Jeffery. 
Ferber. Edna. 
Fillmore, Parker. 



FICTION 

Kitty Frew 
The Paulton plot. 
A white bird flying. 
Mackerel sky. 
Starry adventure. 
Skyscraper. 
Westward passage. 
Bayberry lane. 
.Money mad. 

Night visitor, and other stories. 
Mapp and Lucia. 
Strictly private. 
Prairie patrol. 
Vicar's wife. 
Red-headed woman. 
The good earth. 
A man's own country. 
* Those Dale girls. 
Shadows on the rock. 
Paradise city. 
Windymere. 
End of steel. 
The young Mrs. Meigs. 
S. S. San Pedro. 
Bridge of desire. 
Ten commandments. 
They walk again. 
Finch's fortune. 
Call her Fannie. 
Pigboats. 
Story of Julian. 
Jade of destiny. 
American beauty. 
Yesterday morning. 



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Filler, M. B. 
Freeman, R. A. 
Galsworthy, John. 
Gerould, K. F. 
Gibbs, Sir Philip. 
Glaspell, Susan. 
Grant, Robert. 
Griswold, Francis. 
Hannay, J. 0. 
Herbert, E. H. 
Hergesheimer, Joseph. 
Hueston, Ethel. 
Irwin, I. H. 
Jacobs, W. W. 
Jesse, F. T. 
Jay, M. F. 
Kahler, H. M. 
Kaye-Smith, Sheila. 
Kilbourne, Fannie. 
La Farge, Oliver. 
Landon, Louise. 
Larrimore, Lida. 
Lincoln, J. C. 
Lincoln, Freeman. 
Loring, Emilie. 
Lutz, G. L. H. 
Mackail, Denis. 
Mackenzie, Compton. 
Mann, F. 0. 
Marshall, Archibald. 
Marshall, Archibald. 
Masefield, John. 
Mason, A. E. W. 
Mercein, Eleanor. 
Mitchell, R. C. 
Montgomery, L. M. 
Moore, J. C. 
Morrow, H. W. 
Norris, Kathleen. 
Norris, Kathleen. 
Oemler, M. C. 
Ogden, G. W. 
Olivier, Edith. 
Oliver, J. R. 
Pertwee, Roland. 
Payne, E. S. 
Phillpotts, Eden. 
Prouty, 0. H. 
Pryde, Anthony. 
Rea, Lorna. 
Richmond, G. L. S. 
Riddell, Florence. 
Roberts, E. M. 
Roberts, Kenneth. 



Anna Mary. 

Dr. Thorndyke's cases. 

Maid in waiting. 

Light that never was. 

Winding lane. 

Ambrose Holt and family. 

The dark horse. 

Tides of Malvern. 

Hymn tune mystery. 

Happy sinner. 

Limestone tree. 

Rowena rides the rumble. 

Family circle. 

Snug harbor. 

Solange stories. 

Morning's at seven. 

Hills were higher then. 

Susan Spray. 

Dot and Will at home. 

Sparks fly upward. 

The green light. 

Silver flute. 
All alongshore. 

Sam. 

Fair tomorrow. 

Chance of a life-time. 

Square circle. 

For sale. 

Albert Grope. 
Appletons of Heme. 
Two families. 
*The hawbucks. 

The dean's elbow. 
*Basquerie. 
Comfort. 
A tangled web. 
Dixon's cubs. 
Black Daniel. 
Belle-mere. 
Love of Julie Borel. 
Flower of thorn. 
Steamboat gold. 
Dwarf's blood. 
Article thirty-two. 
Royal heritage. 
These changing years. 
"Found drowned". 
The white fawn. 
Esme's sons. 
Rachel Moon. 
Red Pepper returns. 
Wives win. 
A buried treasure. 
The "Lively Lady". 



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Rosman, A. G. 
Sabatini, Rafael. 
Sackville-West, Victoria. 
Sidgwick, Ethel. 
Smith, J. A. 
Stern, G. B. pseud. 
Sterrett, F. R. 
Stone, G. Z. 
Stone, G. Z. 
Strong, L. A. G. 
Strong, L. A. G. 
Suckow, Ruth. 
Taylor, P. A. 
Tupper, Samuel. 
Vaughan, Hilda. 
Waller, M. E. 
Walpole, Hugh. 
Wentworth, Patricia. 
Whipple, Margaret. 
Widdemer, Margaret. 
Wilson, M. B. 
Wodehouse, P. G. 
Wright, Ruth. 
Wynne, Pamela. 
Young, F. B. 



The sixth journey. 
Scaramouche the king-maker. 
All passion spent. 
*When I grow rich. 
The lions' den. 
The shortest night. 
The golden stream. 
The almond tree. 
Bitter tea of General Yen. 
The garden. 
The jealous ghost. 
Children and older people. 
Cape Cod mystery. 
Some go up. 
Her father's house. 
Windmill on the dune. 
Judith Paris. 
Beggar's choice. 
The Kirbys. 
Truth about lovers. 
New dreams for old. 
ff I were you. 
Dancing dollars. 
East is always east. 
The Redlakes. 



JUNIOR NON-FICTION 



Ball, M. J. 
Barnes, Walter. 
Bronson, W. S. 
Byrd, R. E. 
Casserley, Anne. 
Casserley, Anne. 
Casserley, Anne. 
Charnley, M. V. 
Clark and Gordy. 
Clark and Gordy. 
Cruse, Amy. 
Deming, T. 0. 
Dugdale, F. E. 
Eckford, Eugenia. 
Faris, J. T. 
Gordy, W. F. 
Gordy, M. G. 

Grimshaw, I. G. 
Kaempftert, Waldemar. 
Knapp, G. L. 
McCracken, Harold. 
Mitchell, L. S. 
Moman, James. 
St. Clair, M. H. 
Shannon, Monica. 



Timothy Crunchit, the calico bunny. 

The children's poets. 

Paddlewings, the penguin of Galapogos. 

Skyward. 

.Michael of Ireland. 

Roseen. 

\\ iiins on Knockattan. 

Boys' life of Herbert Hoover. 

Early history of mankind. 

First three hundred years in America. 

Golden road in English literature. 

Little Eagle. 
*Book of baby birds. 

Wonder windows. 

Book of everyday heroism. 

How the colonies grew into states. 

What men from Europe brought to Am- 
erica. 

When I was a" boy in England. 

Modern w T onder workers. 

Boys' book of Annapolis. 

Pershing. 

North America. 
*Our presidents. 

Max. the story of a little black bear. 

California fairy tales. 



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Siple, Paul. 
Stearns, Theodore. 
Stiles, K. B. 
Tipton, E. S. 
West, J. E. 

Wickham and Phillips. 
Woodbury, D. 0. 



Boy scout with Byrd. 

Story of music. 

Geography and stamps. 

Parties and picnics for very young people. 

Boys' book of honor. 

America's heritage from the long ago. 

Communication. 



STORIES FOR CHILDREN 



Adams, Katherine. 
Allee, M. H. 
Allen, W. B. 
Armer, L. A. 
Aspinwa 1 !, Marguerite. 
Bianco, M. W. 
Barbour, R. H. 
Barrows, J. S. 
Beskow, Elsa. 

Bouton, E. G. 
Brown, E. A. 
Carter, R. G. 
Crewe, H. C. 
Donaldson, Lois. 
Field, Rachel. 
Flack, Marjorie. 
Gag, Wanda. 
Goes, Bertha. 
Gray, E. J. 
Hess, Fjeril. 
Kent, L. A. 
Lownsbery, Eloise. 
McNeely, M. H. 
McNeer. May. 
Malot, Hector. 
Means, F. C. 
Medary, Mariorie. 
Parrish, Anne. 
Parton, Ethel. 
Perkins, L. F. 
Phillips, E. G. 
Poulsson, Emilie. 
Ransome. Arthur. 
Stackoole. E. A. 
Varble, R. V. 
White, E. 0. 



Blackthorn. 
Jane's island. 
* Cleared for action. 
Waterless mountain. 
Wind from Spain. 
House that grew smaller. 
Danby's error. 
Son of "Old Ironsides". 
Buddy's adventures in the blueberry 
patch. 

Grandmother's doll. . 
Polly's shop. 
His own star. 
Saturday's children. 
In the mouse's house. 
Calico bush. 
Angus and the cat. 
Snippy and Snappy. 
Freshmen at Arden. 
Meggy Macintosh. 
Buckaroo. 

Douglas of Porcupine. 
Out of the flame. 
Winning out. 
Minka, Tinka and Linka. 
Adventures of Remi. 
Candle in the mist. 
Orange winter. 
Floating island. 
Melissa Ann. 
Pickaninny twins. 
Gay Madelon. 
Friendly playmate. 
Swallows and Amazons. 
Smuggler's luck. 
Marie of the gypsies. 
When Abigail was seven. 



169 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 



Thirtieth Annual Report 



OF THE 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 

EMBRACING THE FORTY-THIRD ANNUAL REPORT 
OF WATER COMMISSIONERS AND THIRTY- 
FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT OF SEWER 
COMMISSIONERS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

December 31, 1931 



1932 



TOHX H. FLINT 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 

1889-1899 

'JAMES P. BUTTERF1ELD 
♦FELIX G. HAYXES 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS 



1893-1894 
*\VM. S. TEXKIXS 
♦TOHX L. SMITH 
-CHARLES E. ABBOTT 



1894-1899 
-\VM. S. TEXKIXS 
♦TOHX L" SMITH 
*TOHX E. SMITH 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



1899-1902 
♦TOHX H. FLIXT 
♦WM. S. TEXKIXS 
♦TOHX L. SMITH 
♦T\MES P. BUTTERFIELD 
♦FELIX G. HAYXES 

1906-1907 
♦FELIX G. HAYXES 
♦TOHX W. BELL. Treas. 

TAMES C. SAWYER. Sec'y 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
♦HARRY M. EAMES 

1908-1912 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
♦TOHX W. BELL. Treas. 

T\MES C. SAWYER. Sec'y 

AXDREW McTERXEX 

WILLIS B. HODGKIXS 

1914-1916 
♦THOS. E. RHODES ('19) 
♦BARXETT ROGERS ('16) 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY (*16) 

\XDREW McTERNEN, Sec'y ('18) 

WILLIS B. HODGKIXS. Treas 

1917-18 

♦BARXETT ROGERS ('19) 

♦THOS. E. RHODES C20) 
AXDREW McTERXEX C18) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN'. Sec'y ('19) 
WILLIS B. HODGKIXS. Treas. ('18) 
1919-1920-1921 

♦BARXETT ROGERS C22) 
WILLIAM D. McIXTYRE 1'21) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL {'22) 
PHILIP L. HARDY. Sec'%- ('21) 

♦THOS. E. RHODES. Treas. ('23) 

1923-1924 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('27) 
WILLIAM D. McIXTYRE. Sec'v 27 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL. Treas. : : 
EDWARD SHATTUCK ('25) 
WALTER I. MORSE ('26) 

1927 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL C2S) 
♦THOS. E. RHODES ('28) 
WALTER I. MORSE. Treas. ('29") 
WM. D. McIXTYRE. Sec'v ('30) 
GEORGE H. WIXSLOW ( '30) 

1929-1930 
WM. D. McIXTYRE ('33) 
W. I. MORSE. Treas. C32) 
GEORGE H. WIXSLOW. Sec'v ('33) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL (*31) 
THOS. P. DEA ('31) 



1903-1906 
♦TOHX L. SMITH 
♦FELIX G. HAYXES 
♦TOHX W. BELL 
* LEWIS T. HARDY 
I AMES C. SAWYER 



1907-1908 

HAYXES 
BELL. Treas. 

SAWYER. Sec'v 

HARDY 
McTERXEX 



♦FELIX G. 
♦TOHX W. 

TAMES C. 
♦LEWIS T. 

ANDREW 

1913-1914 
* LEWIS T. HARDY ('16) 
'P.ARXETT ROGERS (*16) 
AXDREW McTERNEN ('15) 
♦THOS. E. RHODES. Sec'v M 
WILLIS B. HODGKIXS. Treas. (*15i 
1916-1917 
\RXETT ROGERS U19) 
•THOS. E. RHODES ('17) 
AXDREW McTERXEX ('II 
(HAS. B. BALDWIN. Sec'y <'19) 
WILLIS B. HODGKIXS. Treas. >'18> 
1918-1919 
RXETT ROGERS ('22) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('21) 
PHILIP L. HARDY ("21) 
HAS. R. BALDWIN. Sec'- 
♦THOS. E. RHODES. Treas' . 

' -2-1923 
♦THOS. E. RHODES C23) 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('24) 
WM. D. McIXTYRE. Treas. < '24 » 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL _ 
EDWARD SHATTUCK C25 

1924-1925-1926 
PHILIP L. HARDY C27) 
WM D. McIXTYRE. Sec '27 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL. Trea- . 
k THOS. E. RHODES C28) 
WALTER I. MORSE C29) 

192S-1929 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('31. 
W. I. MORSE. Treas. ('32) 
WM. D. McIXTYRE. Sec'v (»3 
GEORGE H. WIXSLOW '('30) 
THOS. P. DEA ('31) 

1930-1931 
WM. D. McIXTYRE ('33 
W. I. MORSE. Treas. ('32 
GEORGE H. WIXSLOW. Sec'v ('33) 
THOS. P. DEA < 
FRAXK A. BUTTRICK 



SUPERINTENDENT 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD 



Andover, Mass., Feb. 2, 1932 

The Board of Public Works voted to adopt the following re- 
port of the Superintendent as its report for 1931. 

WILLIAM D. McINTYRE, Chairman 

WALTER I. MORSE 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Secretary 

THOMAS P. DEA 

FRANK A. BUTTRICK 



SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT 



To the Board of Public Works: 
Gentlemen* : 

In connection with the Water. Highway. Sewer and Park De- 
partments you will be interested in reviewing a few of the major 
activities and developments during the year which ended Decem- 
ber 31, 1931. 

One thousand one hundred and fifty-three feet of 6 inch water 
pipe were laid from the dead end on Tewksbury Street near the 
property owned by Mr. Dumont to a point on the Tewksbury end 
of the B. & M. R. R. bridge. The total cost of laying this pipe 
was SI 681. 08 which figures approximately $1.46 per foot. 

Three thousand three hundred and thirty feet of 6 inch water 
pipe were installed on River Road from the dead end in front of 
the property- owned by Edward Shattuck to a point near the 
corner of Brundrett Ave., and also one thousand three hundred 
and forty-one feet of 6 inch pipe were laid on Laurel Lane from 
River Road to the end of Laurel Lane. The total cost of laying 
the above four thousand six hundred and seventy-one feet of 
pipe was $6865. 33, or approximately $1.47 per foot. 

Two thousand nine hundred and seven feet of 6 inch water 
pipe were installed on River Road from Brundrett Ave. to a 
point opposite the property owned by Oliver Pike, and one thous- 
and one hundred and thirty-one feet of 6 inch pipe were installed 
on Chandler Road from the River Road to a point in front of the 
property owned by George Disbrow. The total cost of laying 
the above four thousand thirty-eight feet of pipe was $6403.31 
which figures approximately $1.58 per foot. 

Articles 9-12 — Water Extensions 
Appropriation $15,000.00 

Approved Br $14,949.72 

Balance % 50.28 



One thousand feet of 6 inch water pipe were installed from a 
point on Tewksbury Street south of the B. & M. R. R. bridge to 
the new Watson Park Co. factory on Lowell Junction Road. It 
was necessary to cross the Shawsheen River and at certain sec- 
tions in the way of the River flanged pipe was used. This work 
was paid for by the Watson Park Co. 

Eighteen additional hydrants were installed and twenty-one 
existing hydrants were relocated on So. Alain Street in the way 
of the new state road that will be constructed in 1932. At inter- 
secting streets not supplied by water, water mains have been 
laid in the way of the new road. Incidentally cross connections 
have been installed in the hydrant branches on the west side of 
the road so that eventually a six inch water line may be laid 
from hydrant to hydrant which will be used as a supply line for 
future construction on the west side. Every water house connec- 
tion in the way of this road was renewed, thus insuring many 
years of service especially since extra heavy lead connections 
have been used to connect the service pipes to the main water line. 
The above work will preclude the necessity of digging up the 
new road because of future development. The above work cost 
$7999.56. 

A six-inch water main has been installed under the new By- Pass 
in the vicinity of Main Street. Because of this installation it will 
not be necessary to dig up the new road in case it should be found 
necessary to extend the water main from its present terminus 
toward the North Reading Line. 

A six-inch fire line was installed in the Barnard Building at the 
corner of Park and Alain Streets to supply a sprinkling system. 

During the year 1931 three hydrants were broken off due to 
impact from automobiles. In the replacing of these hydrants, 
gates were installed on the hydrant branches which will make it 
possible to shut down more expeditiously in the event of similar 
accidents. 

A hydrant was installed on Lowell Street between the hydrant 
near the pumping station and the hydrant located near the prop- 
erty of Joseph Chambers. This provides adequate and convenient 



water supply and increased protection in case of fire near any of 
the neighboring camps. 

Many years ago during the extremely cold weather the water 
main over the Stevens Street bridge was frozen. This section 
of water main at that time was shut off, both gates on either side 
of the bridge being closed. This year the broken main has been 
repaired and covered with felt and canvas to prevent it from 
freezing. 

New boating and fishing permits were printed this year. The 
section of the old permit which read as follows: "Permission 

is hereby granted to of Andover, Mass., to enter upon Hag- 

gett's Pond for the purpose of Boating and Fishing". . . .has been 
changed to read as follows: "Permission is hereby granted to 

a citizen or taxpayer of the Town of Andover. Mass., to 

enter upon Maggett's Pond for the purpose of Boating and Fish- 
ing." The new permit is also stamped as follows: "Persons 
loaning or renting boats are responsible for the same being used 
by persons with permits only." 

The new DeLaval two stage centrifugal pump arrived May 27th 
and the installation commenced June 1st. The new pump started 
operations June 13th and the result of a test made June 17th 
showed that the efficiency of the pump was 81 ( '< against a guaran- 
teed efficiency of 80%. 

The reports of Weston & Sampson, Consulting Engineers, in 
regard to new pumping equipment for the Haggetts Pond Pump- 
ing Station are as follows: (Tt will be noted that two conditions 
are taken into consideration, namely with and without the State 
School located in Andover/) 

January 8, 1932 
Board of Public Works, 

Andover, Mass. 
Gentlemen : 

Subsequent to our letter of November 19. 1931, relative to the 
water supply for the proposed Andover State School, we have 
conferred with Mr. John J. Van Valkenburgh. engineer for the 



Massachusetts Department of Mental Diseases, as had been sug- 
gested by Mr. Cline. 

The water supply system, as outlined in our report, is acceptable 
to Mr. Van Valkenburgh with the exception of the water pres- 
sure. The requirement for pressure is 70 lbs. at a hydrant near 
the high point of the proposed school site when the reservoir on 
Wood Hill is filled to the high water level. The elevation of the 
high point on the proposed site, as shown on the U. S. topo- 
graphical m&p, is about 210, resulting in a reservoir flow line of 
371, or 62 ft. above high water in your present low service reser- 
voir. This change in pressure undoubtedly requires a separate 
high pressure system for the school with an independent supply 
main on Lowell Street from just beyond the 10-inch branch 
leading to Osgood Street, to Love joy Road. This high pressure 
system would also serve Lowell Street west of the junction. 

The top of Wood Hill is elevation 354 so that a steel standpipe 
would be more economical than a concrete reservoir, and the cost 
would be within the $30,000 previously estimated. This increased 
elevation suggests the practicability of serving the "west district'' 
of Andover, as well as the school, from the same standpipe. In 
our report of December, 1924, we stated that this district could 
be adequately supplied by a standpipe with the top at elevation 
390, or only 19 feet higher than the proposed standpipe. We 
feel confident that a compromise could be made in the elevation 
which would be entirely satisfactory for both purposes. 

Additional requirement for pressure results in the following 
estimated construction cost. 

1,500,00 gallon standpipe on Wood Hill $30,000.00 

12" Main on Haggetts Pond Road from the north end 
of the present 10" main on Lowell Street to the 
standpipe (8,200 lin. ft.) 18,750.00 

12" Main on Lowell Street from the junction leading 
to Osgood Street, to Love joy Road (6,050 lin. ft.) 13,750.00 

12" Main from the pumping station to the proposed 
' 12" main on Lowell Street (550 lin. ft.) 1.500.00 



Additional pumping equipment at Haggetts Pond 

station 25,000.00 



Total construction cost $89,000.00 

The construction cost of the system proposed in our letter of 
November 19, 1931, was $70,000. 

The annual cost of supplying 500,000 gallons of water per day 
to the school is estimated as follows : 

Interest on bonds ($89,000 @ 5%) $4,450.00 

Depreciation ($89,000 (a 7-%%) 6,675.00 

Extra engineer at the pumping station 2,000.00 

Additional power for pumping 3.600.00 

Miscellaneous 1,000.00 



Total yearly cost $17,725.00 

The following table gives the cost of supplying various quan- 
tities of water: 









Yearly cost 






Water consumption 


of 


supplying water 




Gallons 


Gallons 


Fixed 


Other 




Cost per 


per day 


per yr. 


Charges 


Costs 


Total 


1000 Gals. 






$11,125. 




$11,125. 




50,000 


18,250,000 


11,125. 


$2,460. 


13.5&5. 


74.4c 


100,000 


36,500,000 


11,125. 


2,920. 


14,045. 


38.5 


150,000 


54,750,000 


11.125. 


3.380. 


14,505. 


26.5 


200,000 


73,000.000 


11,125. 


3.840. 


14.965. 


20.5 


250,000 


91.250,000 


11,125. 


4,300. 


15,425. 


16.9 


300,000 


109,500,000 


11,125. 


4,760. 


15,885. 


14.5 


350,000 


127,750,000 


11,125. 


5,220. 


16.345. 


12.8 


400,000 


146.000.000 


11,125. 


5,680. 


16.805. 


11.5 


450,000 


164,250.000 


11.125. 


6,140. 


17,265. 


10.5 


500.000 


182,500.000 


11.125. 


6.600. 


17,725. 


9.7 


500,000* 


182,500,000 


14,875. 


7,100. 


21,975. 


12.0 


* After 


auxiliary source 


is constructe 


'd at a cost of 


$30,000. 





During the first few years the consumption of water will be 
much less than the requirements after the school is fully devel- 



oped so that the charges for water during this period of develop- 
ment will be influenced largely by the fixed charges. When the 
consumption reaches 275,000 gallons per day, or slightly more 
than one-half the ultimate demand, as estimated by the State De- 
partment, it will be practical to establish a meter rate of 16.0c 
per 1000 gallons with a sliding scale decreasing to 12.0c when the 
consumption is 500,000 gallons per day or more. 



Consumption 


Minimum 




Gallons 


Charge 


Rate per 


peryr. 


per yr. 


1000 gals. 




$11,125. 




20,000,000 


13,630. 




40,000,000 


14,135. 




60,000,000 


14,625. 




80,000,000 


15,140. 




100,000,000 




16.0c 


120,000,000 




15.0 


140,000,000 




14.0 


160,000,000 




13.0 


180,000,000 




12.0 



No change was suggested in the proposed sewer for the school 

Yours very truly, 
GAS :HBG WESTON & SAMPSON 

January 12, 1932. 
Board of Public Works, 
Andovef, Mass. 
Gentlemen : 

In response to your request we herewith submit a report on 
pumping equipment for Haggetts Pond pumping station. This 
problem has been under consideration for over three years with- 
out any decision as to the type that would best meet the needs of 
the Town. We wish to state, and your Board is already appre- 
ciative of the fact, that the present pumping equipment, consist- 
ing of a Deane steam pump installed in 1894 and an electric- 
rnjotor-driven centrifuglal pump, does not furnish a sufficient 



guarantee of an uninterrupted water supply. The Town should 
take immediate steps to provide another pumping unit. 

Centrifugal Pump 

In June of last year your Board replaced the then existing 
centrifugal pump, installed in June 1924, with a new centrifugal 
pump using the same 200 HP motor. The new pump was de- 
signed for 1200 gallons per minute against a total pumping head 
of 300 ft. when operating at a speed of 1775 RPM with a pump 
efficiency of 80%. A pumping test on June '17 gave 1303 g.p.m. 
against a head of 295.2 ft. at 1775 RPM, resulting in a pump 
efficiency of 81%. The pump was accepted and .placed in con- 
tinuous operation on June 19, 1931. 

On April 22, 1931, a venturi meter and register were installed 
in the pumping station to record the rate and amount of pumping. 
Careful records have been kept of the pumping heads, electric 
power consumed and other items entering into the cost of pump- 
ing water with this new centrifugal pump. From the six months' 
records (July to Dec. 1931) the following average results have 
been tabulated. 

During the operation of this pump, one steam 1 boiler has been 
kept with a banked fire, even during the summer months, in order 
to allow the Deane steam pump to be available for emergencies. 
This procedure seems to be advisable considering the rather 
limited storage and low pressure from your reservoir and because 
certain outlying districts do not have sufficient pressure for fire 
service unless a pump is in operation. Should the centrifugal 
pumping unit fail by reason of interruption in the electric power, 
or because of an accident to the motor, pumjp or switchboard, 
about 8 hours would elapse before the steam pump, starting with 
a cold boiler, could be properly placed in operation, as against 
about 1 hour with a banked fire. 

The average amount of coal used for banking fires is about 
500 lbs. per 24-hour day. Inasmuch as the coal required for 
heating the pumping station and the engineer's residence is in- 
cluded in the steam pump operation, both these items have been 

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included in the tabulation for the electric pump. The price for 
coal is $5.72 per net ton which is the average cost delivered at 
the pumping station during the year 1931. 

TABLE I 
ELECTRIC PUMP 









Hate 


Total 


Electric 


power 










Hours 


of 


Pump- 




Cost 


Coal for 


Cost of 






in 


Pump- 


ing 




per Mg. 


banking 


power 


Month 


Gallons 


Oper- 


ing 


Head 1 


K.w. Hrs. 


@ 


and 


and coal 


1931 


pumped 


ation 


(GPM) (Ft.) 


used 


14ic 


heating 


per Mg. 


July 


30,280,000 


13-10 


1236 


292.3 


41,400 


17.09 


1.52 


18.61 


Aug. 


29,467,000 


12-47 


1240 


288.7 


40,400 


17.14 


1.48 


18.62 


Sept. 


28,507,000 


12-51 


1231 


297.6 


39,400 


17.28 


1.55 


18.83 


Oct. 


28,341,000 


12-35 


1211 


294.6 


39,500 


17.42 


1.88 


19.30 


Nov. 


24,555,000 


11-32 


1181 


297.4 


34,800 


17.72 


2.53 


20.25 


Dec. 


23,311,000 


10-38 


1180 


297.0 


33,400 


17.91 


2.81 


20.72 


Total 


164,461,000 








228,900 








Av'ge 


27,410,167 


12-15 


1213 


294.6 


38,150 


17.43 


1.96 


19.39 



Deane Steam Pump 

Before the installation of the new centrifugal pump, the Deane 
steam pump was operated regularly except for sufficient use of 
the old centrifugal pump to absorb the standby charges for elec- 
tric power, amounting with discount to $180 per month. 

The following results of operation for the Deane pump are 
obtained from the pumping station records for January to June, 
inclusive. The gallons pumped previous to April 22 are based 
on the readings of the revolution counter with an allowance for 
slip equal to the difference between the displacement of the 
plungers and the venturi meter readings from April 22 to June 18, 
during which period both the revolution counter and venturi reg- 
ister were recorded. The slip amounts to 7%. 

The coal used includes running the pump, banking fires and 
heating the pumping station and engineer's dwelling during the 
days that the steam pump was in operation. 

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The pumping heads were obtained from the results of various 
pump tests at different rates of pumping. 

TABLE II 
DEANE STEAM PUMP 













Coal for 










Rate 


Total 


running, 








Hours 


of 


pump- 


banking 








in 


Pump- 


ing 


and 


Cost of 


Month 


Gallons 


Opera- 


ing 


head 


heating 


Coal 


1931 


pumped 


tion 


(GPM) 


(Ft.) 


(Lbs.) 


per Mg. 


Jan. 


15,130,000 


11-42 


980 


272.2 


56,800 


10.73 


Feb. 


13,975,000 


12-49 


956 


270.0 


52,500 


10.73 


Mar. 


15,280,000 


12-48 


948 


269.3 


59,100 


11.06 


Apr. 


16,324,000 


14-06 


965 


270.9 


61,500 


10.77 


May 


20,358,000 


15-00 


983 


272.5 


67,300 


9.46 


June 


15,373,000 


14-58 


1007 


274.7 


48,600 


9.05 


Total 


96,440,000 








345 ; 800 




Av'ge 


16,073,000 


13-32 


973 


271.5 


57,630 


10.25 



During the above six months 46,290,424 gallons of water, in 
addition, were pumped by the old and new centrifugal pumps, 
making a total of 307,191,424 gallons for the year 1931. 

A Venturi meter which is a device for measuring the quantity 
of water pumped has been installed at the Haggetts Pond Pump- 
ing Station. This installation was completed on April 22nd. A 
concrete manhole was built around the Venturi throat which was 
installed in the main discharge line. 

A Tycos pressure recording gauge has been installed at the 
pumping station at Haggetts Pond. Each chart used with this 
device is a 24 hour pressure record, and incidentally the gauge 
is equipped with an electric device which causes a gong to ring 
in the engineer's house if the water pressure at the station is 
reduced due to a big leak in the system or an exceptionally heavy 
use of water. 



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An instrument which records the elevation of the water in the 
low service reservoir has been installed at the pumping station 
at Haggetts Pond, and also a pipe containing water from which 
the elevation of Haggetts Pond can be obtained. 

A chlorinator has been installed at the Haggetts Pond pumping 
station to sterilize the water. At certain times during the year 
especially when the freezing weather commences, water supplies 
show a larger bacteria content and often times this is greater than 
the standard set by the State Board of Health for a safe water 
supply. It is a well-known fact that chlorination has done more 
to reduce water borne typhoid fever than any other measure, and 
with this in mind the chlorinator was installed as a precautionary 
measure upon instructions by the Board of Health. I might add 
that in some states it is compulsory to chlorinate every municipal 
water supply. 

At the Haggetts Pond pumping station a 2-inch water line has 
been installed running from the 12 inch discharge line on the 
street side of the 12-inch gate to the pumping station. This 
makes it possible to obtain water in the station when the 12-inch 
gate is closed. 

The equipment for priming the new electric pump at the Hag- 
getts Pond station was put into operation May 18th, and has 
proved very satisfactory. 

In compliance with the suggestion of Mr. H. O. Cook, Chief 
Forester of the Dept. of Conservation, more deciduous trees in- 
cluding all trees which shed their leaves annually have been re- 
moved from the edge of the pond, and evergreen trees have been 
transplanted in a number of places where the deciduous trees 
have been cut down. It has been stated by tree experts relative 
to the consumption of water by deciduous trees versus the ever- 
green or coniferous trees, that for every pound of leaf material 
that falls from the deciduous trees in the fall of the year, 56 
gallons of water are required for its growth. A well developed 
tree grows about 20 pounds of leaves per year, and as the average 
of trees per acre is about 250, it is obvious that a generous quan- 
tity of water is thus consumed. It will be interesting to note 

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that an evergreen tree requires only 5 gallons of water to produce 
one pound of needles. 

Piston rings in the oil engine at the Bancroft Road pumping 
station have been renewed and a check valve at the same station 
has been reconditioned. 

During 1931 307,191,424 gallons of water were pumped at the 
Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, or a daily average of 841,620 
gallons. The steam pump was in operation 1649 hours and 35 
minutes, the old electric pump 417 hours and 15 minutes, and the 
new electric pump 2407 hours and 40 minutes, making an average 
daily run of 12 hours and 15 minutes. On July 28th the greatest 
amount of water was pumped, namely 1,385,000 gallons, and the 
banner week was that of August 2nd to 8th inclusive during 
which time 7,716,000 gallons were pumped. Incidentally the re- 
ceipts from water rates during 1931 amounted to $42,573.20 
which is the highest amount received since the installation of the 
system. 

To provide for adequate water maintenance during 1932 we 
recommend an appropriation of $27,950.00 to be divided sub- 
stantially as follows : 

Maintenance : 

Salaries and Labor $17,000.00 

135 tons of Coal (average 800 lbs. per day) 900.00 

12 tons Coal No. 2 Station and Shop 200.00 

Engine Oil and Tools 500.00 

Power No. 1 and No. 2 Stations 8,000.00 

Truck and Car 500.00 

Steam Engine, Boiler and Property Repairs 850.00 

$27,950.00 

Services and Meters increased during 1931 as follows: 

Services in use January 1, 1931 2351 

Services installed during 1931 33 

Services in use January 1, 1932 2384 

Meters in use January 1, 1931 2227 

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Meters installed during 1931 
Meters in use January 1, 1932 



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During the year 1931 we have laid 1683 feet of service pipe 
on private property and 621 feet on Town property. A number 
of water services were renewed during 1931. 

We recommend for service pipe and construction for 1932, 
$9850.00 to be divided substantially as follows: 

Service Pipe and Construction : 



L,abor 


$6000.00 




Meters and Parts 


300.00 




Pipe, all kinds 


1700.00 




Brass goods, tools and hydrants 


600.00 




Renewing services 


1250.00 




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$9850.00 




Appropriation March 1931 






Water Maintenance 


$35,000.00 




Transferred from Reserve 


850.00 






$35,850.00 




Water Construction 


20,000.00 




Total 


55,850.00 




Approved bills 


55,045.29 




Balance 




804.71 


Receipts 






Water Rates 




42,573.20 


Water Construction 




2,902.00 


Paid to Town Treasurer: 






Water Rates 


42,573 . 20 




Construction 


2,902.00 





Total 



$45,475. 20 $45 ,475. 20 



15 



Types of New Pumping Equipment 

The new centrifugal pump was installed to replace a former 
unit that could not be operated with reasonable economy and, 
incidentally, to obtain information on the cost of pumping by 
electric power under favorable conditions. These data are avail- 
able for a six months' operating period and it is now possible 
to compare the various types of pumping machinery that may be 
installed at Haggetts pond station with this information at hand. 

It may be of interest to know that in our comparison of De- 
cember 21, 1929, we estimated the cost of electric power for 
pumping 1,000,000 gallons per day against a head of 295 ft. to 
be $7000 per year, or $19.18 per Mg. Electric power was based 
on the following contract rates, as proposed by the Lawrence 
Gas & Electric Company, under date of December 3, 1929. 
First 25,000 Kw. hrs. per month @ $.01425 
Next 75,000 Kw. hrs. per month (§ $.01355 
All over 100,000 Kw. hrs. per month Cn $.01125 

On the basis of power at $.0125 per Kw. hr. — which as you 
recall, is a special rate allowed for one year because of your in- 
experience in the use of restricted electricity for pumping water — 
our estimate for electric power would have been $17.10 per Mg. 
as compared with the actual cost of $17.43. 

We have considered several types of pumping machinery, all 
of which have been successfully operated at various water works 
pumping stations. The results of the various studies are sum- 
marized in Tables III and IV. 

Table III is a comparative summary of the cost of pumping 
water with the main pumping unit having a capacity of 2100 
GPM, or 3,000,000 gallons per day which would be required pro- 
vided the proposed State School is located in Andover and the 
Town should decide to furnish the School with water up to 
500,000 gallons per day, as estimated by the Department of 
Mental Diseases. 

Table IV is a comparative summary with a pumping capacity 
of 1400 GPM, or 2,000,000 gallons per day which would be re- 
quired for the Town only. 

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Some of the considerations that should govern the choice of 
pumping machinery are as follows: 

(1) Cost of pumping water per Mg. 

(2) Cost of installation. 

(3) Dependability. 

(4) Flexibility. 

Steam Pumping Engine 

The fuel economy of pumping water with a Laidlaw high duty 
steam pumping engine is without an equal except for the Diesel 
oil engine. The steam pump is also most dependable and very 
flexible as to the rate of pumping or change in pumping head. 
The cost of installation, however, is high and had two pumps 
been considered as for the other types of pumping equipment in 
Columns 3, 4, and 5, to give a complete duplicate unit, the cost 
would have been higher than for the Diesel oil engine. 

The present Deane steam pump has now been in operation as 
the main pumping unit for so many years and is of such limited 
capacity that it is no longer available for a dependable spare unit, 
especially if the State School is located in Andover. With one 
new steam pumping engine it would be necessary to provide 
another auxiliary unit which may best be accomplished by re- 
taining the present electric pump. This means a standby charge 
of $180 per month for electricity which would be used up by 
operating the electric pump for several days each month. The 
cost of pumping is thereby increased by $1020 per year which, 
together with the other operating expenses, results in a cost per 
million gallons about equal to the Diesel oil engine, somewhat 
more than the steam! turbine and considerably less than the elec- 
tric pumps. 

Diesel Engine Centrifugal Pump 
The Diesel oil engine furnishes power for pumping water at 

a minimum cost. The cost of installation, however, represents 

a considerable investment, even for one unit. 

Although some difficulties have been experienced with Diesel 

engines for operating pumping machinery it is quite certain that 

17 



two units would provide dependability. The speed of the Diesel 
engine, as for the steam pumping engine and steam turbine, may 
be readily increased or decreased to alter the rate of pumping 
without any appreciable change in economy. 

The space occupied by this type of pumping equipment is 
about equal to the steam engine and both require an addition to 
the pumping station. The cost of pumping water per million 
gallons, on account of the fixed charges, is higher than for the 
steam turbine. With one new Diesel oil engine centrifugal pump 
and by retaining both the present steam pumping engine and elec- 
tric pump, the cost per Mg. would be decreased about $1.50 per 
million gallons. 

Any major repairs to the engine are expensive and need the 
services of an experienced mechanic. The Diesel engine is yet 
in the development stage, particularly as to speed of operation. 

Electric Centrifugal Pump 

The cost of electric power at the rates proposed by the Law- 
rence Gas & Electric Co. is more than double the cost of coal for 
the steam pumping engine. The cost of installation, however, is 
a minimum so that there is a considerable saving in fixed charges. 
An electric-motor-driven centrifugal pump depends for its op- 
eration upon electric power from an outside source and although 
quite dependable it is considered good insurance to provide an- 
other form of power, and the gasoline engine is adapted to this 
purpose. A new motor-driven and gasoline-engine-driven cen- 
trifugal pump may be installed in the present station without re- 
moving the steam pump. The present steam pump is of limited 
capacity and if electric pumps are operated as the main unit, it 
would seem preferable to abandon steam power and install a 
gasoline-engine-driven centrifugal pump of 2100 or 1400 GPM 
capacity, depending upon the state school. 

The cost of pumping water with an electric pump is several 
dollars per million gallons more than by any other type of pump- 
ing equipment. A motor-driven centrifugal pump is designed 
for a particular capacity, pumping head and speed, so that it is 

18 



impossible to vary these factors without an unreasonable sacri- 
fice in efficiency and cost for electric power. 

Steam Turbine Centrifugal Pump 

The increase in the efficiencies of centrifugal pumps in the past 
few years, together with some improvements in steam turbines 
and gears, have resulted in an economy approaching the steam 
pumping engine. There is no question regarding dependability 
as is proven by the many installations operating 24 hours per day 
for several years without criticism. The cost of installation is 
moderate and the small space occupied would allow two units to be 
installed within the present station without removing either the 
steam pump or electric pump. 

One of the advantages of this type of pumping unit is its great 
flexibility of operation. A small variation in speed, readily con- 
trolled by the steam throttle, will correspondingly change the 
capacity of the centrifugal pump and this result is accomplished 
at practically full economy. Another decided advantage is that 
exactly the same turbine and pumlp would be installed and at the 
same cost regardless of the state school. The unit would be cap- 
able of delivering 2100 GPM against a pumping head of 315 ft. 
or any lesser quantity as desired. 

It is assumed that the present boilers will be used with a steam 
pressure of 120 lbs. at the turbine. Should it be necessary within 
a few years to replace one of the boilers the steam pressure would 
be increased to at least 150 lbs. which would result in an improved 
turbine efficiency sufficient to equal the fixed charges on the in- 
vestment. 

A comparison between Columns 5 and 7 in both Tables III and 
IV shows that there is very little difference in the cost of pump- 
ing whether two steam turbines are installed with the steam 
pumping engine as an auxiliary, or one steam turbine with both 
the steam pumping engine and the electric pump as auxiliaries, 
because the fixed charges on the second turbine unit about offset 
the additional cost of pumping with the electric pump for the 
purpose of consuming the standby charge for electricity amount- 

19 



ing to $180 per month. In view of an installation cost of $20,- 
000, as compared with $32,000, and because the retention of the 
electric pump constitutes an independent source of power, we 
favor one unit. 

A comparison between the cost of operating an electric and 
steam turbine station, as given in Columns 6 and 7, shows the 
following results: 

With the state school the $10,000 additional invest- 
ment for a steam turbine would be saved from operating 
costs in two and one-half years. 

Without the state school the $11,500 additional in- 
vestment for a steam turbine would be saved from op- 
erating costs in about five years. 

Conclusions 

As a result of our study we conclude — 

That a steam-turbine-driven centrifugal pump best combines 
the advantages found in the other types without some of the dis- 
advantages. 

That the installation cost is moderate. 

That the cost of pumping water is a minimum. 

That the flexibility of the unit allows an installation which can 
be operated with equal advantage, with or without the state school. 

That with this additional pumping unit the Town would be 
assured of an uninterrupted supply of water by retaining the 
present electric pump. 

Recom mendations 

We submit the following recommendations — 

That one new steam-turbine-driven centrifugal pumping unit 
be installed at the Haggetts Pond pumping station. 

That the present Deane steam pumping engine be retained as 
a reserve unit. 

That the present electric-motor-driven centrifugal pump be re- 
tained as an auxiliary unit. 

That the sum of $20,000 be provided for this purpose. 

Respectfully submitted. 

WESTON & SAMPSON 

20 



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Classification 


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Net Cost 


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Office Fixtures 

Telemeters 

Telephones 

Teams 

Pipe Distribution 

Service Pipe 

Water and Land 

Suction Pipe 

Reservoirs 

Coal Shed 

Grading Land 

Workshop 

Building Pumping Station 

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22949.28 
11999.89 

5894.14 


2902.00 


9097.89 


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2892.19 

184.77 

583.65 

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115738.45 

6687.23 

1309.46 

16985.82 

806.97 

2739.12 

1271.88 

9610.14 

53827.68 

10182.64 

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630329.60 



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Sewer Mains 
Cost to Abutters 
Cost to Town 

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73989 ft. 



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$498687.63 



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HIGHWAYS, PARKS AND PLAYSTEAD 

The following is the snowfall for the year 1931 : 

January 15.50 inches 

February 15.25 

March 11.50 

April 3.00 

November .50 

December 2.50 



Total 48.25 " 

The snowfall during 1931 exceeded the snowfall of 1930 by 
8.25 inches. Slippery conditions worse than those experienced 
in 1930 were encountered, and to cope with these conditions con- 
siderable sanding of roads and sidewalks was necessary. The 
State Highway Dept. has augmented its road sanding .crew this 
year which impresses one that this work is well worthwhile. 

Seven hundred additional feet of snow fence were purchased 
this year, four hundred feet of which were erected at the upper 
end of Chestnut Street, and three hundred feet across from the 
North School on River Road, at which places drifting occurred 
last year. 

During January, February and March, Lupine Road, Argilla 
Road, a section of Abbot Street and a section of Dascomb Road 
were covered with gravel. This work was mjade possible by the 
expenditure of $10,000 which was appropriated at a special town 
meeting held January 23d. 

Appropriation $10,000.00 

Approved bills 9,997.94 



Balance $ 2.06 

In the spring the work of shaping up the gravel on Lupine 
Road, a section of Dascomb Road and a section of Abbot Street 
was completed. These roads were subsequently given an applica- 
tion of Tarvia B, and also an application of Barber Asphalt and 
are now hard surfaced roads where formerly travel in the early 

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spring was difficult. A section of Chester Street was graveled 
and tarred, and with the completion of this section there is now 
a hard surfaced road the entire length of Chester Street. 

The scraping of roads started April 13th, and the first roads 
cared for were those in the vicinity of the new By-Pass. The 
State Highway Dept. supplied gravel for a number of these roads 
and paid a portion of the cost of oiling the same. Coating these 
roads with oil minimized the dust nuisance caused by the heavy 
trucks hauling gravel and stone to the new By- Pass. Ashes and 
gravel have been spread on the following streets : Summer Street, 
Highland Road, Rocky Hill Road, Laurel Lane, Holt Road, Ban- 
croft Road, Gould Road, Hidden Road, Boston Road, Jenkins 
Road, Brown Street, Woodland Road, Beacon Street, Chandler 
Road, High Plain Road, Brundrett Avenue, Haggetts Pond 
Road, Carmel Road and Stonehedge Road. 

Additional land was acquired from the American Woolen Co. 
at the 1931 Town Meeting under Article Xo. 13, so as to make 
Kenilworth Street wide enough to permit two cars to pass abreast. 
The work of widening this thoroughfare was started May 14th 
and completed May 22nd. 

New construction work started June 23rd with the recondition- 
ing of Central Street from the Square to Phillips Street. This 
work included the widening of the roadbed to the grass plots and 
giving additional drainage. Following this work School Street 
from Central Street to Main Street, Bartlet Street from Park 
Street to Morton Street, and High Street from the Square to 
Harding Street were similarly cared for. Incidentally 170 feet 
of curbing were laid near the corner of Main and School Street 
to aid in holding up a steep embankment at that point. 

New sections of highway fence were installed on Salem Street, 
Beacon Street and Tewksbury Street where it was dangerous for 
automobile traffic. 

Street signs purchased from the Municipal Street Sign Co., Inc., 
have been placed on Main Street at all intersecting streets from 
Phillips Street to Poor Street. This company guarantees that 
these signs will remain legible for ten years without additional 

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maintenance cost, and will not fade, discolor, corrode, tarnish, 
break, chip, or peel. 

, ;New Warrenite sidewalks were built on the following streets 
at a cost of 81 cents per sq. yd. - 

: A section of Chestnut St. from Pasho St. to a point 200 feet 
beyond Avon St. 

The westerly side of Washington Ave. 

The easterly side of Brook St. 

The westerly side of Pasho St. 

The southerly side of Ridge St. 

The westerly side of Bartlet St. from Punchard Ave. to Mor- 
ton St. 

Old tar sidewalks that were badly broken on the following 
streets were resurfaced at a cost of 35 cents per sq. yd. 

Westerly side of Maple Ave. 
u Westerly side of Bartlet St. from Park St. to Punchard Ave. 

Westerly side of Brook St. 

Sections of Central St. 
1 Sections of School St. 

Sections of Morton St. 

Sections of sidewalks in the vicinity of the School property on 
Bartlet Street and on both sides of Central Street near Essex 
Street were rebuilt. A number of plots on Main Street between 
the curbing and the sidewalk were loamed, edged with sod and 
seeded. 

Nineteen hundred feet of bituminous macadam road were built 
under Chapter 90, Article 14, on the River Road from the end 
of the old road to a point opposite the property owned by Oliver 
Pike. Included in this work was the building of a new culvert 
in the way of Fish Brook and the lowering of the bed of the 
brook for a distance of approximately 700 feet. The State, 
County and Town each paid 1-3 the cost of the above work. 

The cracks and expansion joints on the block paving roads and 
the cement roads on Main Street, Union Street, and Balmoral 
Street have been filled with Tarvia K. P. to insure a water-tight 

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surface, thus preventing water from getting under the road, freez- 
ing and causing an upheaval of the roadbed. 

Hard surface gutters were built on Union Street from a point 
south of M. A. Burke's property to a point north of Luke Col- 
lins's filling station. This work was made possible under Ar- 
ticle No. 10 of the 1930 Warrant. 

A number of drain pipes and catchbasins were installed to 
remedy unsatisfactory conditions after rain storms, and also needed 
repairs were made on the bridges. 

To provide for adequate Highway Maintenance for 1932 we 
recommend an appropriation of $50,000. to be divided substan- 
tially as follows: 

Maintenance : 

Salaries, labor, teams and truck hire $24,150.00 
Tarvia, Oil and Asphalt 7,500.00 
Gravel, ashes, sand, stone and patch 7,000.00 
Scarifying and scraping country roads and equip- 
ment for same 2,500.00 
Upkeep of 2 horses and wagon 800.00 
1 truck and 1 car 800.00 
Catchbasins and drains 750.00 
Street signs, fences, and stone bounds 700.00 
Bridges 1,000.00 
Sidewalks 4,500.00 
Tools 300.00 



$50,000.00 

The recommendation for Highway Construction for the year 
1932 amounts to $22,500.00. 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENT 



Appropriation March, 1931 






Approved Bills 






Sidewalks 


$4920.25 




Bridges 


254.91 




Fences and Bounds 


268.70 




General Maintenance 


43854.01 




Total Maintenance 




$49,297.87 


Drains 


437.54 




General Construction 


14560.74 




Total Construction 




14,998.28 



$65,000.00 



64,296.15 



Balance 



SNOW REMOVAL 



Appropriation March, 1931 
Approved Bills 



$703.85 



20,000.00 
18,817.42 



Balance 



Article No. 14 — River Road 



Appropriation March, 1931 
Approved Bills 



1,182.58 



$14,500.00 
14,500.00 



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PARK DEPARTMENT 

During January and February a section of the football field 
at the Playstead was flooded with water to make a skating rink. 
Weather conditions were ideal and the results were most grati- 
fying. 

A section of the Playstead in the vicinity of the baseball out- 
field which has been plowed, graded and seeded will be used for 
a junior baseball diamond. A pitcher's box and home plate were 
purchased for the junior baseball diamond. 

The bleachers at the Playstead were repaired, scraped and 
painted. 

As a protection to the Basso property located near the baseball 
diamond at the Playstead 660 feet of wire fence have been erected. 
In addition two electric light poles covered with chicken wire have 
been erected on the west of the existing backstop to give added 
backstop safety. 

A regulation football field has been laid out on the Ballardvale 
Playstead at the corner of Woburn Street and Andover Street. 

The playground at Ballardvale across from the fire station has 
been graded, loamed and seeded. 

The plot at the corner of High and Main Streets was loamed, 
seeded and rolled, also the plot near the corner of Main Street 
and Union Street over which the Andover Village Improvement 
Society has taken jurisdiction. The cost of the latter was paid 
for by the Andover Village Improvement Society. 
Appropriation March, 1931 $4000.00 

Approved bills 3994.15 



Balance 5.85 

Appropriation March, 1931 (Playground Equipment) 500.00 
Approved Bills 489.41 

Balance 
Appropriation for grading B. V. Playstead 
Approved Bills 

Balance $ 18.83 

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Appropriation for Skating Rink at Playstead $500.00 

Approved Bills 95.03 



Balance $404.97 

Weather conditions were not ideal to flood the football field 

during the latter part of 1931, which left a balance of $404.97 

from the $500. appropriated. 
To provide adequate Park maintenance for 1932 we recommend 

an appropriation of $4000. 

SEWER DEPARTMENT 

The sewer pump house located on Riverina Road was painted 
and one of the motors has been rewound. 

An air valve has been installed in the syphon sewer line at a 
high point near the old filter beds. 

A number of sewer house connections were installed on Main 
Street preparatory to the building of the new state Highway. 

Ten applications have been filed for sewer house services dur- 
ing 1931, making a total of 1079 in use January 1, 1932. 
Appropriation March, 1931 $6200.00 

Approved Bills 6199.46 



Balance . 54 

To provide for adequate sewer maintenance and construction 
we recommend an appropriation of $5600 to be divided substan- 
tially as follows: 

Power $2100.00 

Salaries, labor, etc. 2200.00 

Sewer Pipe, tools, etc. 400.00 

Construction 900.00 



Total $5600.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD 

Superintendent 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Receipts and Expenditures 




FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 



December 31, 1932 



PRINTED BY 
THE ANDOVER PRESS, ANDOVER, MASS. 

1933 



INDEX 



PAGE 

Accounting Taxes and Assess- 
ments 82 
American Legion Quarters 74 
Andover Post 2128 V. F. W. 74 
Animal Inspector 113 
Appropriations for 1932 49 
Armistice Day 76 
Assessments and Receipts 

(B. P. W.) 84, 85 
Assessors' Report 103 
Motor Vehicles Excise Tax 104 
Municipal Properties and Im- 
provements 104 
Assessors' Survey 55 
Balance Sheet 96 
Board of Health Nurse and 

Agent 109 
Board of Public Welfare 50, 67, 105 

Charities 50 

Infirmary 68 

Mothers' Aid 50, 68 

Old Age Assistance 69, 83 

Soldiers' Relief 69 

State Aid 69 
Board of Public Works Appendix 

Accounts Receivable 83 

Assessments and Receipts 84, 85 

Highways 50 

Sewers 63 

Snow Removal and Sanding 66 
Water Mains and Construction 77, 78 

Bonds, Redemption of See Town Debt 
Building Inspector 112 

Charities 50 

Damages to Persons and Property 74 
Departmental Accounts Receivable 86 
Election and Registration 55 

Essex County Tuberculosis 

Hospital 62 

Excess and Deficiency Account 86 

Expenditures for 1932 52 

Finance Committee Recom- 
mendations 129 

Fire Department 58, 106 



PAGE 

61 

55 
55 
56 

52 



50 
50,68 

75 

51 
118 

75 
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Forest Fires 
General Government 

Assessors' Survey 

Election and Registration 

Municipal Buildings 

Town Officers {Appropriation) 
Highways 
Infirmary 
Insurance 
Interest 
Jury List 
Memorial Day 

Memorial Hall Library 

Library Statistics 148 

Report of Finance Committee 143 

Report of Librarian 143 

Report of Trustees 142 

Moth Superintendent 59, 84, 113 

Mothers' Aid 50, 68 

Motor Vehicles Excise Tax 82, 104 

Municipal Buildings 56 

Municipal Properties and Im- 
provements 104 

Old Age Assistance 50, 69, 83 

Parks and Playgrounds 73 

Police Department 49, 56, 107 

Pomp's Pond Bathing Beach 74 

Printing Town Reports 75 

Public Dump 76 

Receipts for 1932 44 

Recreation and L^nclassified 51 

American Legion Quarters 74 

Andover Post 2128 V. F. W. 74 

Armistice Day 76 
Damages to Persons and Property 74 

Insurance 75 

Interest 51 

Memorial Day 75 

Parks and Playgrounds 73 

Pomp's Pond Bathing Beach 74 

Printing Town Reports 75 

Town Scales 76 

Sealer of W T eights and Measures 

59, 117 



PAGE 

Sewers 63 

Snow Removal and Sanding 66 

Soldiers' Benefits 50, 69, 83 

Special Funds 87 

Spring Grove Cemetery 79, 115 

State Aid 69 

Street Lighting 67 

Tax Collector 100 

Summary of Tax Collector's Cash 

Account 102 

Town Accountant's Report 43 

Accounting Taxes and Assess- 
ments 82 
Appropriations for 1932 49 
Balance Sheet 96 
Board of Public Works Accounts 

Receivable 86 
Departmental Accounts Receiv- 
able 86 
Excess and Deficiency Account 86 
Expenditures for 1932 52 
Overlay 85 
Receipts for 1932 . 44 
Special Funds 87 



PAGE 

Town Debt 51,80,95 

* 'Trustees of Punchard Free 

School " 50, 70, 72, 92 

Water Accounts Receivable 86 

Town Clerk 42 

Vital Statistics 42 

Town Debt 95 

Town Meetings 

Proceedings 10, 22, 40 

Recount 37 

Warrants 9, 12, 38 

Town Officers 4, 52 

Town Physician 111 

Town Scales 76 

Town Warrant 121 

Traffic Lights 57 

Treasurer's Report 99 

Tree Warden 60, 114 

^Trustees of Punchard Free 

School 50, 70, 72, 92 

Water Accounts Receivable 86 

Water Mains and Construction 77, 78 

Wire Inspector 59 



*Also see School Report Supplement 



Town Officers 

ELECTED AND APPOINTED 



Board of Selectmen and Public Welfare 

FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman Term expires 1935 

ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary " " 1934 

JEREMIAH J. DALY, M.D. " " 1933 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk and Agent of Bureau of Old Age 
Assistance 

Board of Assessors 

FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman Term expires 1935 

ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary " " 1934 

JEREMIAH J. DALY, M.D. " " 1933 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

Assistant Assessors 

WILLIS H. TEWKSBURY FRANCIS X. BEIRNE 

JOHN H. ANDERSON WILLIAM A. RONAN 

Town Clerk Moderator 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW ALFRED E. STEARNS 

Collector of Taxes Town Counsel 

WILLIAM B. CHEEVER DANIEL J. MURPHY 

Treasurer Town Accountant 

THAXTER EATON MARY COLLINS 

Board of Public Works 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE, Chairman 
FRANK A. BUTTRICK, Secretary 
THOMAS P. DEA 
JOHN H. PLAYDON 
WALTER I. MORSE 
CHARLES T. GILLIARD, Superintendent 
EDWARD R. LAWSON, Assistant Superintendent 



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School Committee 
H. GILBERT FRANCKE, Chairman 
CLIFFORD W. DUNNELLS, Secretary 
MARY W. FRENCH 
MAY EVELYN BARNES 
WILLIAM A. DOHERTY 
CLAXTON MONRO 
NATHANIEL STOWERS, D.M.D. 
MARY E. C. GEAGAN 
FREDERICK C. SMITH 
HENRY C. SANBORN, Superintendent 

Attendance Officer School Physician 

JOHN CAMPBELL PHILIP W. BLAKE, M.D. 

Director, Continuation School School Nurse 

CARL M. GAHAN EDITH MORETON, R.N. 

Board of Health 

FRANKLIN H. STACEY, Chairman Term expires 1933 

GEORGE G. BROWN, Secretary " " 1935 

WILLIAM D. WALKER, M.D. " " 1934 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN, Chairman 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL, Secretary 
REV. FREDERICK A. WILSON 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 
HENRY G. TYER 
BURTON S. FLAGG 
CLAUDE M. FUESS 
EDNA A. BROWN, Librarian 

Trustees of Punchard Free School 
REV. CHARLES W. HENRY, President 
EDMOND E. HAMMOND, Clerk and Treasurer 

Term expires 1934 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL " " 1934 

MYRON E. GUTTERSON " " 1934 

*JOHN H. CAMPION " " 1934 

HENRY G. TYER " " 1934 

REV. NEWMAN MATTHEWS 
REV. FREDERICK B. NOSS 

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WILLIAM D. WALKER, M.D., Treasurer Term expires 1933 

JOSEPH S. CHAMBERS, Chairman " " 1934 

CHARLES N. MARLAND, Secretary " " 1935 

Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 

Terms Expire 1934 

WALTER E. CURTIS, Chairman WALTER I. MORSE 

FREDERICK E. CHEEVER, Secretary DAVID R. LAWSON 

EVERETT M. LUNDGREN AMOS B. LOOMER 

FRED A. SWANTON, Superintendent 

Board of Registrars 
RALPH A. BAILEY, Chairman Term expires 1933 

JOHN F. HURLEY " " 1934 

JOHN W. STARK '" " 1935 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

Street Lighting Committee 
WALTER H. COLEMAN, Chairman GEORGE L. GRAHAM 
GEORGE G. BROWN, Secretary HERBERT F. CHASE 

CHESTER A. JOHNSON 

Finance Committee 
CHARLES J. BAILEY, Chairman G. EDGAR FOLK 

JAMES C. SOUTER, Secretary JAMES E. GREELEY 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND EDWARD P. HALL 

♦JAMES H. EATON 

Superintendent of Moth Department and Tree Warden 
RALPH T. BERRY 

Pomps Pond Committee 
HERBERT M. WRIGHT, Chairman 

frank Mcdonald james r. mosher 

william c. crowley henry todd 

joseph l pitman charles a. gregory 

Inspector of Buildings Inspector of Plumbing 

EDWARD R. LAWSON JOSEPH P. NOLAN 



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Resigned 



Inspector of Wires Sealer of Weights and Measures 

CHARLES A. HILL JOSEPH P. LYNCH 

WILLIAM C. BROWN, Deputy 

Town Physician 
JOHN J. HARTIGAN, M.D. 

Police Department 
GEORGE A. DANE, Chief 
LEONARD SAUNDERS, Sergeant *FRANK M. SMITH, Clerk 
JOHN DEYERMOND JAMES WALKER 

DAVID GILLESPIE THOMAS DAILEY 

CARL STEVENS ARTHUR JOWETT 

FRANK McBRIDE WILLIAM SHAW 

EDWARD O'HAGAN, Dog Officer 

Fire Department 

CHARLES F. EMERSON, Chief 

LESTER HILTON, Deputy Chief 

ALBERT COLE, Captain HENRY POMEROY 

WILLIAM REA TIMOTHY MADDEN 

RALPH BAKER ALEXANDER MACKENZIE 

KERR SPARKS LOUIS KIBBEE 

Forest Warden— CHARLES F. EMERSON 

Constables 

Terms expire 1933 

JAMES NAPIER *FRANK M. SMITH 

GEORGE N. SPARKS 
JOHN TRAYNOR, Civil Constable 

Inspector of Milk 
FRANKLIN H. STACEY 

Inspector of Animals 
RAY S. YOUMANS, D.V.M. 



Inspector of Slaughtering 
LOTTA M. JOHNSON 



Deceased 



Burial Agent, Soldiers and Sailors 
FRANCIS P. MARKEY 

Surveyors of Wood, Bark and Lumber 
EDWARD S. HARDY JOSEPH I. PITMAN 

GEORGE M. CARTER SAMUEL H. BAILEY 

Public Weighers 
WILLIAM C. BROWN 
BENJAMIN JAQUES RALPH BAKER 

JEROME W. CROSS WESLEY DIETRICK 

LOUIS BEAULIEU BERNARD L. McDONALD 

ROBERT DOBBIE ALEXANDER MACKENZIE 

Fence Viewers 

*FRANK M. SMITH 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD RAYMOND L. BUCHAN 

Town of A ndover 

Population 1930 Census— 9969 

Registered Voters 1932 Men 2523 Women 2641 Total 5164 

Political subdivisions including Andover 

Seventh Congressional District 

WILLIAM P. CONNERY, JR., 11 Bellevue Rd. f Lynn 

Fifth Councillor District 
EUGENE B. FRASER, 8 Sanderson Ave., Lynn 

Fourth Essex Senatorial District 
J. BRADFORD DAVIS, 16 Johnson St., Haverhill 

Sixth Essex Representative District 
JAMES P. DONNELLY, 221 Bailey St., Lawrence 
THOMAS J. LANE, 92 Abbott St., Lawrence 

Essex County Commissioners 
ROBERT H. MITCHELL, Haverhill 
FREDERICK BUTLER, Andover 
RAYMOND H. TREFRY, Marblehead 

* Deceased 



Town Warrant 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss.: To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the Town House in 
said Andover, on Friday, the twenty-second day of January, 
1932, at 7.45 o'clock P.M., to act on the following articles: 

Article 1. — To see if the Town of Andover will vote to appro- 
priate the sum of Fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.). 

Said sum to be used in giving work to citizens now residing in 
the Town of Andover and who are now unemployed. 

The appropriation asked to be used for labor only to give each 
man now unemployed three days per week until said sum is ex- 
pended. 

No part of appropriation asked to be used for trucking or for 
any person now employed who is receiving three days per week. 

Chapter 149, Section 26, General Laws to be strictly enforced, 
and said sum to be spent under the direction of the Board of 
Public Works, on petition of William A. G. Kidd and others. 

Article 2. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the time 
of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this eleventh day of January A.D., 1932. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of Andover 

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Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town to meet at the time and place and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less than 
five other public places, where bills and notices are usually 
posted, and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said 
warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

FRANK M. SMITH, Constable 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, JANUARY 22, 1932 



In the absence of Moderator Alfred E. Stearns, the meeting was 
called to order by Town Clerk George H. Winslow and the meet- 
ing proceeded to ballot for a temporary Moderator. Harry A. 
Ramsdell, 16 Summer Street and Fred H. Eaton, 66 Central 
Street were nominated from the Moor and it was then voted that 
nominations be closed. 

In balloting the check lists were used and the Selectmen acted 
as tellers. It was voted that the polls be closed after sixty (60) 
ballots had been cast, the result of which follows: 

Harry A. Ramsdell 31 

Fred H. Eaton 29 

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Harry A. Ramsdell was declared elected and sworn to faithfully 
and impartially perform the duties of Moderator of this meeting. 

Took up Article 1. 

Voted: at 8.15 P.M. — not to appropriate SI 5,000 for expenditure 
as the voters may decide. 

The Moderator being in doubt of the vote by voice called for an 
indication by rising; 180 Yeas were counted — Nays showed to be 
in such an overwhelming number that the Moderator declared 
the motion lost without further counting. 

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Took up Article 2. 

Voted at 8.30 P.M. — that a committee of five be appointed to 
consult with Town Officials and Special charitable agencies and to 
report to the citizens what, if anything should be done in the 
circumstances. 

The Moderator appointed the following: John F. O'Connell, Fred 
H. Eaton, Maurice J. Curran, *Alfred L. Ripley, Theron H. 
Lane, *Frank L. Brigham. 

^Declined 

Voted at 8.37 P.M.- — that the meeting be dissolved. 
The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officers' 
return on the same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 



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Town Warrant 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss: To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 

Greeting : 
In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified 
to vote in elections and in town affairs to meet and assemble at 
the designated polling places in Precinct One, Two, Three and 
Four, viz: The Town House in Precinct One; the Old School 
House, Ballardvale, in Precinct Two; the Administration Build- 
ing, Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three, and the Phillips Club 
House, School Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover on 
MONDAY, THE SEVENTH DAY OF MARCH, 1932, at 6 
o'clock a.m., to act on the following articles: 

Article 1. — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk for 
one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for one 
year, one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one 
member of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members 
of the School Committee for three years, one member of the 
Board of Public Works for three years, one member of the 
Board of Public Works, for one year, to fill a vacancy, one mem- 
ber of the Board of Health for three years, three Constables for 
one year, one Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for seven years, 
one Trustee of Memorial Hall Library, for five years, to fill a 
vacancy, one Tree Warden for one year, one member of the 
Planning Board for five years, one member of the Planning Board 
for four years, to fill a vacancy, one member of the Planning 
Board for three years, to fill a vacancy, and- all town officers re- 
quired by law to be elected by ballot. 

All to be voted for on one ballot. The polls will be open from 
6 o'clock a.m. to 6.30 o'clock p.m. 

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After final action on the preceding Article One, the said meet- 
ing shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of 
General Laws, to Monday, March 14, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. at the 
Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following articles, 
namely: 

Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law to be 
elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for Aiding Mothers with Dependent Children, American 
Legion, Andover Post, No. 8, Armistice Day, Assessors' Survey, 
Board of Health, Brush Fires, Damages to Persons and Property, 
Elections and Registration, Essex Tuberculosis Hospital, Fire De- 
partment, Highway Maintenance and New Construction, Infirm- 
ary, Interest, Insurance, Memorial Day, Memorial Hall Library, 
Municipal Buildings, Old Age Assistance, Parks and Playgrounds, 
Police, Pomps Pond, Printing, Public Dump, Public Welfare, 
Retirement of Bonds, Schools, Sewers, Snow Removal and Sand- 
ing, Soldiers' Relief, Sealer of Weights and Measures, Spring 
Grove Cemetery, State Aid, Street Lighting, Town Officers, 
Town Scales, Tree Warden and Moth Suppression, Water Main- 
tenance and Construction, Wire Inspector, and other town 
charges and expenses. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to use the sum of $800.00 of the unexpended bal- 
ance in the Water Maintenance Department to purchase an auto- 
mobile for the Superintendent of the Board of Public Works to 
be used in the performance of his duties, on petition of said 
Board. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to use the sum of $700.00 of the unexpended bal- 
ance in the Highway Maintenance Department to purchase a 
small truck, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$20,000.00 for steam pumping equipment at Haggetts Pond 
pumping station, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

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Article 7. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a public 
way, a way as laid out and approved by the Board of Survey, 
extending from Chestnut Street to Summer Street, between Avon 
Street and Upland Road, on petition of Daniel A. Hartigan and 
others. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of $2,200.00 for the purpose of installing a 6" water main in way 
referred to in Article 7, to be expended under the supervision of 
the Board of Public Works, on petition of Daniel A. Hartigan 
and others. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $2,000.00 for the purpose of installing a domestic sewer 
in way referred to in Article 8, to be expended under the super- 
vision of the Board of Public Works, on petition of Daniel A. 
Hartigan and others. 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will vote to adopt the recom- 
mendations of the State Department of Public Works relating to 
the placing of a semi actuated installation of traffic signals at or 
near the junction of North Main and Union Streets, and vote to 
appropriate a sum not to exceed $1,125.00 to be used to install 
traffic lights, providing the State Department of Public Works 
will contribute a like amount, on petition of the Board of Select- 
men. 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize and in- 
struct the Board of Selectmen to take by right of Eminent Do- 
main for the purpose of creating more sanitary conditions for the 
protection of the water supply of the Town, the following des- 
cribed parcels of land, being two in number and known as Parcel 
I and Parcel II, hereinafter described in detail, and generally 
known as part of the old Lowell and Andover Railroad location, 
a plan describing said parcels being on file in the office of the 
Town Clerk, and the said parcels being more particularly describ- 
ed according to said plan as follows: 

Two certain parcels of land situated in that part of the Town 
of Andover known as the West Parish bounded and described as 
follows: 

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Parcel I — Beginning at the southwesterly corner thereof at a 
point marking the junction of the northerly line of Lowell Street 
with the westerly location line of the Boston & Maine Railroad ; 
thence north 0° 20' 22" west by said location line 769.82 feet to 
the southerly line of Haggetts Pond Road; thence south 76° 35' 
22" east by the southerly line of Haggetts Pond Road 76.44 feet 
to the easterly line of the Boston & Maine Railroad location; 
thence south 0° 20'22" east by said easterly location line 751 feet 
to the northerly line of Lowell Street above mentioned; thence 
south 89° 09' 38" west by said northerly line of Lowell Street 
74.25 feet to point of beginning. Containing 1.3 acres more or 
less. 

Parcel II — Beginning at the southwesterly corner thereof, at a 
point marking the junction of the northerly line of Haggetts 
Pond Road with the westerly location line of the Boston & Maine 
Railroad; thence north 0° 20' 22" west by said westerly location 
line 483.83 feet to a point; thence by a curve to the right of radius 
2032.09 feet, a distance of 1105.60 feet to a point; thence north 
30° 50' east still by the said westerly location line 2396.84 feet to 
a point; thence south 59° 10' east still by said location line 4.13 
feet to a point; thence north 30° 50' east by said location line 
932.25 feet to a point; thence north 11° 40' west 375 feet more 
or less to a point in the southeasterly line of High Plain Road; 
thence northeasterly by said southeasterly line of High Plain 
Road 270 feet more or less to a point; thence northerly a little 
more easterly still by said southeasterly line of High Plain Road 
240 feet more or less to a point marking the junction of said 
southeasterly line of High Plain Road with the easterly location 
line of the Boston & Maine Railroad; thence south 27° 31' west 
by said easterly location line of the Boston & Maine Railroad 108' 
more or less to a point; thence by a curve to the right of radius 
5498.07 feet a distance of 318.27 feet to a point; thence south 30° 
50' west 330 feet more or less to a point; thence south 11° 40' 
east 2.03 feet to a point; thence south 30° 50' west 3252.57 feet 
to a point; thence by a curve to the left of radius 1937.84 feet a 
distance of 1065.20 feet to a point; thence south 0° 20' 22" east 
502 feet to a point in the northerly line of Haggetts Pond Road, 

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all of said courses being by the easterly location line of the Boston 
& Maine Railroad; thence north 76° 35' 22" west by said north- 
erly line of Haggetts Pond Road 76.44 feet to point of beginning. 
Containing 12.6 acres more or less. 

And to appropriate the sum of Five hundred fifty dollars 
($550.00) as damages and the expenses incidental to the taking. 
Upon petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize and in- 
struct the Board of Selectmen to sell the following school proper- 
ties, to wit: The Richardson School with land and buildings, and 
the Bailey District School with land and buildings, for such sum 
or sums as the Board of Selectmen may deem best, and to auth- 
orize the Board of Selectmen to give a good and sufficient quit- 
claim deed in the name of the Town for the aforesaid lands and 
buildings; or to authorize the Board of Selectmen to make temp- 
orary repairs of both buildings or to put both of said buildings 
in good condition. Upon petition of the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $50.00 to be expended for the purpose of making tempo- 
rary repairs of the Richardson and the Bailey District School 
buildings, or to appropriate the sum of $4,000.00 for the purpose 
of putting both of said school buildings in good condition, said 
sum to be expended under the direction of the Board of Select- 
men. Upon petition of the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of $3,000.00 for the purpose of cutting down the street grade on 
Carmel Road from Walnut Avenue to the Town Infirmary and 
establish a new grade adjusted to the grade of the adjoining prop- 
erties and for the building of a sidewalk in said street, including 
the expense of lowering the water mains therein, on petition of 
Ralph L. Draper and others. 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $6,550.00 for the purpose of the construction of a new 
road in Ferndale avenue and for constructing a drainage system 
in said street and for curbing said street, on petition of Haywood 
G. W T hiteway and others. 

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Article 16. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to petition the Director of Accounts of the Department 
of Corporations and Taxation for an annual audit of the town's 
accounts in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44 of the 
General Laws, on the petition of the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 17. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of six hundred fifty dollars ($650.00) for the purpose of 
providing suitable headquarters for Andover Post No. 2128, 
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, such quarters 
to be under the direction and control of said Post and subject to 
such regulations as the Board of Selectmen may adopt, all in ac- 
cordance with Chapter 40, Section 9, of the General Laws, on 
petition of John M. Erving and others. 

Article 18. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a gift 
from Andover Post No. 2128, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the 
United States, a captured German Field Piece (105 mm Howitzer 
and Carriage), said Trophy to be placed upon suitable founda- 
tions in the Town lot at the northerly side of Elm Square bounded 
by High Street, North Main Street, and land of Barnard Estate. 
Foundations and placing of Trophy, together with the necessary 
improvement of the lot incidental thereto, to be under the super- 
vision of Andover Post No. 2128 in cooperation with the Board 
of Public Works and subject to the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen, on petition of John M. Erving and others. 

Article 19. — To see if the Town of Andover will vote to ap- 
propriate the sum of $30,000.00 for the purpose of widening and 
straightening Main Street from Chapel Avenue to the State line. 
A plan of the proposed construction will be presented to the 
voters at the Annual Town Meeting, on petition of William A. G. 
Kidd and others. 

Article 20. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $550.00 for the repair and conditioning of the Public 
Highway known as Topping Road, this appropriation to be 
expended under the supervision of the Board of Public Works, on 
petition of Emory Delaney and others. 

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Article 21. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $650.00 for the repair and re-conditioning of Juliette 
Street, this appropriation to be expended under the supervision 
of the Board of Public Works, on petition of Marguerite Comeau 
and others. 

Article 22. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end at the Disbrow Farm on Chandler Road to the property of 
Daniel Fitzpatrick on Chandler Road, and appropriate the sum 
of $15,780.00, to care for this work, on petition of Daniel Fitz- 
patrick and others. 

Article 23. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end at the Henderson Farm on River Road to the residence of 
Leon Hardy on River Road, and appropriate the sum of $7,580.00, 
to care for this work, on petition of Leon Hardy and others. 

Article 24. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main along Beacon Street from 
the corner of Chandler Road and Beacon Street to a point op- 
posite the property of Louis Cyr, and appropriate the sum of 
$7,250.00 therefor, on petition of Peter P. Blanchette an others. 

Article 25. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of Stin- 
son Road and Holt Road along Holt Road to the corner of 
Orchard Street and Holt Road, and appropriate the sum of 
$7,375.00 therefor, on petition of Arthur N. Comeau and others. 

Article 26. — To see if the Town will vote and determine that, 
forty (40) hours of labor shall constitute and shall be the maxi- 
mum number of hours for one (1) week, and eight (8) hours per 
day the maximum number of hours for one (1) day for all labor 
performed in any department under the supervision and control 
of the Board of Public Works and the Moth and Tree Depart- 
ments. 

Provided — if an emergency arise, necessitating extra labor, 
after six o'clock p.m., overtime-allowance, if any, to remain as 

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has been customary in the past; but in no case shall any person 
receive in any one week compensation for more than forty (40) 
hours labor, on petition of Michael M. Dwyer and others. 

Article 27. — To see if the Town of Andover, Mass., will vote 
that no person or persons be employed in any department of the 
Board of Public Works and the Moth and Tree Department who 
is not a registered voter of the Town of Andover, Mass. 

Provided — That minors who may have dependent parents, 
eligible to receive Town Relief, or who have lived in the Town 
continuously six months previous to application for work, may, 
at the option of the Board of Public Works or Moth and Tree 
Department be employed, on petition of Michael M. Dwyer and 
others. 

Article 28. — To see if the Town will vote to give preference 
to married men with dependents and Real Estate Tax Payers of 
the Town of Andover, and single men with dependents having a 
legal claim on them for support, for labor service in any depart- 
ment of the Board of Public Works and Moth and Tree Depart- 
ments, in conformity with General Laws, Chapter 149, Section 
26, regarding preference for soldiers and sailors, on petition of 
Michael M. Dwyer and others. 

Article 29. — To see if the Town will require that applicants 
for work must file a written application blank giving age, place of 
residence, time lived there, in any department of the Board of 
Public Works and Moth and Tree Department, said application 
blanks to be furnished by the Town of Andover. Application 
must be filed not later than four o'clock p.m. Friday for work 
following week, on petition of Michael M. Dwyer and others. 

Article 30. — To see if the Town will place the Captain and 
eight patrolmen, who make up the regular Police Department on 
this date, under Civil Service by accepting Section 48, Chapter 
31, General Laws. The acceptance of this section would place the 
police officers under Civil Service but would not give them any 
pension, on petition of Thomas F. Hendrick and others. 

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Article 31. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way, a way as laid out and approved by the Board of Survey, 
extending from Magnolia Avenue to Sherbourne Street and 
southerly of Shawsheen Village School lot, on petition of John 
Franklin and others. 

Article 32. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a gift 
from the American Woolen Company, the following described 
parcel of land : Beginning at a point in the westerly line of Mag- 
nolia Avenue at the southerly line of the street first above des- 
cribed ; thence southerly along the westerly line of Magnolia Ave- 
nue about 90'; thence in a curved line southerly and westerly 
about 20' to the westerly line of Poor Street produced; thence 
by line of Poor Street produced about 27' to an angle; thence 
turning an interior angle of 166° 3' 30" and running northerly 
79.66 feet to the southerly side of the street above described ; 
thence about 20' east to the point of beginning. A plan describ- 
ing said parcel with a deed for same being on file in the office of 
the Town Clerk, on petition of John Franklin and others. 

Article 33. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
Public Way, Sherbourne Street from a point 215.8 feet north of 
the northerly line of William Street for a distance of 347.79 feet as 
laid out and approved by the Board of Survey, on petition of 
John Franklin and others. 

Article 34. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way, Stonehedge Road from a point, 474 feet northeasterly from 
Salem Street for a distance of 241 feet, as laid out and approved 
by the Board of Survey, on petition of Emery E. Trott and others. 

Article 35. — To see if the Town will vote to accept, as a gift, 
from the American Woolen Company, the following described 
parcel of land: A strip of land 2 feet in width on the easterly side 
of North Main Street extending from the northerly line of land 
of Harig to the intersection of the South Union Street line, said 
strip being approximately 533 feet in length. A plan describing 
said parcel with a deed for same being on file in the office of the 
Town Clerk, on petition of John Franklin and others. 

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Article 36. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to borrow 
money for the use of the Town in anticipation of the revenue of 
the current financial year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 37. — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in treasury. 

Article 38. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 39. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by positng attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the time 
of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the Town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this seventeenth day of February, 
A.D., 1932. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of A ndover 



MARCH 5, 1932 
Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town to meet at the time and place and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less than 
five other public places, where bills and notices are usually 
posted, and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said 
warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

FRANK M. SMITH, Constable 



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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 7, 1932 



At a legal meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in Town affairs convened in Precincts One, Two, 
Three and Four in said Andover on Monday the Seventh day of 
March, 1932 at six o'clock in the forenoon, agreeably to the re- 
quirements of the foregoing warrant, Took up Article One and 
proceeded to vote for Town Officers. 

The ballot boxes were found to be empty and registered 0000. 
The polls opened at 6 o'clock A.M. and closed at 6.30 o'clock 
P.M. The total number of ballots cast was 3796 viz: 



Precinct One — 1867 Precinct Two — 408 

Precinct Four — 567 

Precincts 
12 3 4 

Moderator — One Year 
1301 282 752 466 

566 126 202 101 

Town Clerk — One Year 

987 211 430 228 

845 185 506 323 

35 12 18 16 

Town Treasurer — One Year 
458 59 381 102 

1347 320 513 445 

62 29 60 20 

Collector of Taxes— One Year 



Precinct Three — 954 



1428 
1 

438 



346 

1 
61 



822 



132 



500 



67 



Alfred E. Stearns 


2801 


Blanks 


995 


Charles W. Bowman 


1856 


George H. VYinslow 


1859 


Blanks 


81 


J. Everett Collins 


1000 


Thaxter Eaton 


2625 


Blanks 


171 


William B. Cheever 


3096 


Joseph Hickey 


1 


Thaxter Eaton 


1 


Blanks 


698 



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Selectman — Three Years 

284 46 75 43 John P. Alexander 448 

606 178 321 157 Matthew Burns 1262 

883 168 515 339 • Frank H. Hardy 1905 

52 6 9 15 Pearl E. Wilson 82 

42 10 34 13 Blanks 99 

Assessor — Three Years 

291 46 78 44 John P. Alexander 459 

580 175 315 154 Matthew Burns 1224 

857 162 505 332 Frank H. Hardy 1856 

64 5 14 13 Pearl E. Wilson 96 

75 20 42 24 Blanks 161 

School Committee — Three Years 

S33 137 375 354 H. Gilbert Francke 1699 

1003 284 370 237 Mary E. C. Geagan 1894 

652 170 517 172 Roy W. Hall 1511 

738 86 246 344 Allan V. Heely 1414 

807 193 640 229 Frederick C. Smith 1869 

1 Joseph Levi 1 

1568 354 713 365 Blanks 3000 

Board of Health — Three Years 

1009 241 548 327 George G. Brown 2125 

336 131 170 97 Howell F. Shepard 734 

522 36 236 143 Blanks 937 

Board of Public Works — Three Years 

408 91 187 80 Michael M. Dwyer 766 

1096 207 490 420 Walter I. Morse 2213 

244 71 173 22 George M. Squires 510 

119 39 104 45 Blanks 307 

Board of Public Works — One Year to fill a vacancy 

547 94 152 110 William T. Ledwell 903 

1135 261 722 409 John H. Playdon 2527 

185 53 80 48 Blanks 366 

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Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — Seven Years 
1259 270 708 462 Claude M. Fuess 2699 

608 138 246 105 Blanks 1097 



Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — Five Years 

(to fill a vacancy) 
1251 265 691 442 Henry G.Tyer 

616 143 263 125 Blanks 



2649 
1147 



Constables — One Year 






1127 


254 


600 




377 


James Napier 


1170 


258 


685 




386 


Frank M. Smith 


1255 


341 


637 




400 


George N. Sparks 


2049 


371 


940 




538 


Blanks 


Tree 


Warden 


-One 


Yi 


ear 




1138 


274 


388 




390 


Ralph T. Berry 


198 


42 


58 




43 


George B. Brown 


123 


16 


24 




33 


Harry W. Martin 


329 


54 


439 




66 


Thomas I). Taylo 


79 


22 


45 




35 


Blanks 



2358 
2499 
2633 
3898 



2190 
341 
196 
888 
181 



Planning Board — Five Years 
1 

1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 



1864 



1 

1 

407 952 



564 



John O'Connell 1 

Henry A. Bodwell 1 

Willis H. Tewksbury 1 

John M. Stewart 1 

David S. Burns 1 

William J. Burns 1 

Daniel Dugan 1 

Paul M. Rice 1 

Roy E. Hardy 1 
Blanks 3787 



Planning Board — Four Years (to fill a vacancy) 

1 David S. Burns 1 

1 John H. McDonald 1 

1865 408 954 567 Blanks 3794 



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Planning Board — Three Years (to fill a vacancy) 

1 Augustine P. Sullivan 1 

1 John Leary, Jr. 1 

1865 408 954 567 Blanks 3794 



All the foregoing officers were voted for on one ballot and the 
check lists were used. 



REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT ONE 

March 7, 1932 
Polls opened at 6 A.M. Warden in charge L. D. Pomeroy. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
6.30 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 1867. Number 
of ballots received 2430. Number of ballots returned 563 — 
Number of ballots cast 1867 — Police Officer, Frank M. Smith. 
Voted to count ballots at 7.30 A.M. All precinct officers sworn 
by warden who had not previously been sworn. 

MARK M. KEANE, Clerk 
One ballot spoiled was included in the 563 returned. 

L. D. POMEROY, Warden 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT TWO 

March 7, 1932 
Polls opened at 6 A.M. Warden in charge Clester E. Matthews. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
6.30 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 408. Number 
of ballots received 535. Number of ballots returned 127. Number 
of ballots cast 408. Police officer George N. Sparks. Voted to 
count ballots at 10 A.M. Precinct Two officers were sworn in at 
opening of polls. 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT THREE 

March 7, 1932 

Polls opened at 6 A.M. Warden in charge, James R. Mosher. 

Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 

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6.30 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 954. Number 
of ballots received 1350 — Number of ballots returned 396. 
Number of ballots cast 954. Police officer — Robert Williams. 
Voted to count ballots at 6.25 A.M. 

MICHAEL A. BURKE, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FOUR 

March 7, 1932 
Polls opened at 6.00 A.M. Warden in charge Gordon R. Can- 
non. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed 
at 6.30 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 567. Number 
of ballots received 845. Number of ballots returned 278. Number 
of ballots cast 567. Police officer, Philip A. Cox. Voted to count 
ballots at 6.05 A.M. 

EDWARD A. DOYLE, Clerk 

All Precinct Officers not sworn in were sworn in by G. R. 
Cannon, W'arden. 



After final action on Article One, the said meeting was ad- 
journed by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the General Laws 
to Monday, March 14, at 1.30 o'clock P.M. at the Town Hall. 

In the absence of Moderator Alfred E. Stearns, the meeting 
was called to order by Town Clerk George H. Winslow and the 
meeting proceeded to elect a temporary Moderator. Alfred L. 
Ripley was duly nominated, upon motion duly made and second- 
ed nominations were then voted closed. 

Voted at 1.45 P.M. — -That the Clerk be instructed to cast one 
ballot for Alfred L. Ripley as temporary Moderator. One ballot 
was cast and Alfred L. Ripley was declared elected temporary 
Moderator and after being sworn to the faithful and impartial 
performance of the duties of Moderator of this meeting he pre- 
sided over the meeting the minutes of which follow : 

The Moderator declared: 
Alfred E. Stearns elected Moderator for One Year. 
George H. Winslow elected Town Clerk for One Year. 

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Thaxter Eaton elected Town Treasurer for One Year. 

William B. Cheever elected Collector of Taxes for One Year. 

Frank H. Hardy elected Selectman for Three Years. 

Frank H. Hardy elected Assessor for Three Years. 

Mary E. C. Geagan elected member School Committee for 
Three Years. 

Frederick C. Smith elected member School Committee for 
Three Years. 

H. Gilbert Francke elected member School Committee for 
Three Years. 

George G. Brown elected member Board of Health for Three 
Years. 

Walter I. Morse elected member Board of Public W 7 orks for 
Three Years. 

John H. Playdon elected member Board of Public Works for 
One Year to fill a vacancy. 

Claude M. Fuess elected Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for Seven Years. 

Henry G. Tyer elected Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for 
Five Years to fill a vacancy. 

James Napier elected Constable for One Year. 

Frank M. Smith elected Constable for One Year. 

George N. Sparks elected Constable for One Year. 

Ralph T. Berry elected Tree Warden for One Year. 

Took up Article 2 and chose : 

Charles N. Marland, Trustee Cornell Fund for Three Years. 

Street Lighting Committee for One Year (appointed by Moder- 
ator) : Walter H. Coleman, George L. Graham, George G. Brown, 
Herbert F. Chase, Chester A. Johnson. 

Finance Committee for One Year (appointed by Moderator) : 
Charles J. Bailey, John A. Arnold, G. Edgar Folk, James H. 
Eaton, Edmond E. Hammond, James C. Souter, James E. 
Greeley. ' 

Article 3 : 

Voted to lay Article 3 on table until Article 25 has been dis- 
posed of. Voted at 3.19 to appropriate the following stated sums 
of money: 

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Aiding Mothers with Dependent Children $ 6000 . 00 

American Legion, Andover Post No. 8 600.00 

Armistice Day 75 . 00 

Assessors' Survey 3000.00 

Board of Health 3925.00 

Brush Fires 1000.00 

Damages to Persons and Property 500 . 00 

Elections and Registrations 2400 . 00 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 5912.91 

Maintenance $5806.12 

Construction 106.79 

Fire Department 27500.00 

Highway Department 58600.00 

That the sum of $58,600.00 be voted to include semi-permanent 
construction of Topping Road and Juliette Street and the instal- 
lation of Water and Sewer on Ferndale Avenue. 

Infirmary Expenses 7900.00 

Interest 19000.00 

Insurance 6206.32 

Memorial Day 850.00 

Memorial Hall Library 8000 . 00 

together with Dog License refund — 

Municipal Buildings 4000.00 

Old Age Assistance 1 0000 . 00 

Parks and Playgrounds 4000 . 00 

Police Department 26850 . 00 

This amount to include purchase cost of a new motorcycle not 

to exceed $375.00 and traffic light operation at South Union and 

North Main Streets also two push buttons at Chestnut Street at 
cost of $106.13. 

Pomps Pond 1400.00 

Printing 600.00 

Public Dump 500.00 

Public Welfare 10500.00 



Amount carried forward $209,319 . 23 

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Amount brought forward 

Retirement of Bonds 

School Bonds $17,000.00 

Sanatorium Bonds 7,000.00 
Water Bonds 8,000.00 

Sewer Bonds 7,000.00 

Schools 



$209,319.23 

39000.00 



148350.00 



Amended — That natives of Andover, male and female with the 
necessary qualifications and certificates shall be given teachers' 
positions in preference to outsiders, and that they must reside in 
Andover. 

Sewer Department 

Snow Removal and Sanding 

Soldiers Relief 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Spring Grove Cemetery 

State Aid 

Street Lighting 

Town Officers 

Includes $416.27 for 1931 shortage 

Town Scales 

Tree Warden 

Moth Suppression 

Water Department 

Maintenance $27950 . 00 

Construction and Service Pipe 9850.00 

Wire Inspector 



5600 


00 


12000. 


00 


2500. 


00 


500, 


00 


7500. 


00 


500. 


00 


20760. 


.84 


19925. 


00 


125 


.00 


4500 


.00 


4500 


.00 


37800 


.00 



450.00 



$513,330.07 

Article 4— Supt. B. P. W. Auto 800.00 

Article 5— B. P. W. truck 700.00 
Article 8 — Water Main vs. Chestnut and Summer 

Streets 2200.00 

Article 9 — Sewer vs. Chestnut and Summer Streets 2000 . 00 

Article 10— Traffic lights— No. Main and Union Streets 1125. 00 



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Article 11— B. & M. Land— Haggetts Pond 550.00 

Article 13 — Repairs, Richardson and Bailey Dist. 

Schools 50 . 00 

Article 1 7— Andover Post, No. 2128 400.00 



Total Appropriations for Special Articles 7825.00 

Appropriations for Regular Departments 513330.07 



Grand Total $521,155.07 

Article Three 
Completed at 4.15 P.M. 

Took up Article 4. 

Voted at 1.46 P.M.: to appropriate the sum of $800.00 to pur- 
chase an automobile for the Superintendent of the Board of 
Public Works to be used in the performance of his duties. 

Took up Article 5. 

Voted at 1.47 P.M. — To appropriate the sum of $700.00 to 
purchase a small truck, for use of the Board of Public Works. 

Took up Article 6. 

Voted at 1.49 P.M. — That article be withdrawn, by the Board 
of Public Works. 

Took up Article 7. 

Voted at 2.16 P.M. — To accept as a Public Way, a way as laid 
out and approved by the Board of Survey, extending from 
Chestnut Street to Summer Street, between Avon Street and 
Upland Road. 

Took up Article 8. 

Voted at 2.24 P.M.— To appropriate the sum of $2200.00 for 
the purpose of installing a 6" water main in way accepted as a 
Public Way in Article 7, to be expended under the supervision 
of the Board of Public Works. 

Took up Article 9. 

Voted at 2.25 P.M.— To appropriate the sum of $2000.00 for the 
purpose of installing a domestic sewer in way, accepted as a 
Public Way in Article 7, to be expended under the supervision of 

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the Board of Public Works, and assess betterments upon the 
estates benefited by the above improvement. 

Took up Article 10. 

Voted at 2.29 P.M. — To adopt the recommendations of the 
State Department of Public Works relating to the placing of semi 
actuated installation of traffic signals at or near the junction of 
North Main and Union Streets, and to appropriate the sum of 
$1125.00 to be used to install traffic lights, providing the State 
Department of Public Works will contribute a like amount. 

Took up Article 1 1 . 

Voted at 2.30 P.M. — To authorize and instruct the Board of 
Selectmen to take by right of Eminent Domain for the purpose 
of creating more sanitary conditions for the protection of the 
water supply of the Town, the following described parcels of land, 
being two in number and known as Parcel I and Parcel II, herein- 
after described in detail and generally known as part of the old 
Lowell and Andover Railroad location, a plan describing said 
parcels being on file in the office of the Town Clerk, and the said 
parcels being more particularly described according to said plan 
as follows: 

Two certain parcels of land situated in that part of the Town 
of Andover known as the West Parish bounded and described as 
follows : 

Parcel I — Beginning at the southwesterly corner thereof at a 
point marking the junction of the northerly line of Lowell Street 
with the westerly location line of the Boston & Maine Railroad ; 
thence north 0° 20' 22" west by said location line 769.82 feet to 
the southerly line of Haggetts Pond Road; thence south 76° 35' 
22" east by the southerly line of Haggetts Pond Road 76.44 feet 
to the easterly line of the Boston & Maine Railroad location; 
thence south 0° 20' 22" east by said easterly location line 751 feet 
to the northerly line of Lowell Street above mentioned; thence 
south 89° 09' 38" west by said northerly line of Lowell Street 
74.25 feet to point of beginning. Containing 1.3 acres more or less. 

Parcel II. — Beginning at the southwesterly corner thereof, at a 
point marking the junction of the northerly line of Haggetts 

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Pond Road with the westerly location line of the Boston & Maine 
Railroad; thence north 0° 20' 22" west by said westerly location 
line 483.83 feet to a point; thence by a curve to the right of radius 
2032.09 feet, a distance of 1105.60 feet to a point; thence north 
30° 50' east still by the said westerly location line 2396.84 feet to a 
point; thence south 59° 10' east still by said location line 4.13 feet 
to a point; thence north 30° 50' east by said location line 932.25 
feet to a point; thence north 11° 40' west 375 feet more or less to a 
point in the southeasterly line of High Plain Road; thence north- 
easterly by said southeasterly line of High Plain Road 270 feet 
more or less to a point; thence northerly a little more easterly 
still by said southeasterly line of High Plain Road 240 feet more or 
less to a point marking the junction of said southeasterly line of 
High Plain Road with the easterly location line of the Boston ^ 
Maine Railroad; thence south 27° 31' west by said easterly loca- 
tion line of the Boston & Maine Railroad 1 08' more or less to a 
point; thence by a curve to the right of radius 5498.07 feet, a 
distance of 318.27 feet to a point; thence south 30° 50' west 330 
feet more or less to a point ; thence south 1 1° 40' east 2.03 feet to a 
point; thence south 30° 50' west 3252.57 feet to a point ; thence by 
a curve to the left of radius 1937.84 feet, a distance of 1065.20 
feet to a point; thence south 0° 20' 22" east 502 feet to a point 
in the northerly line of Haggetts Pond Road, all of said courses 
being by the easterly location line of the Boston & Maine Rail- 
road; thence north 76° 35 f 22" west by said northerly line of 
Haggetts Pond Road 76.44 feet to a point of beginning, contain- 
ing 12.6 acres more or less. 

And to appropriate the sum of Five hundred and fifty dollars 
($550.00) as damages and the expenses incidental to the taking. 

Took up Article 12. 

Voted at 2.32 P.M.— Not to sell the Richardson and Bailey 
District Schools. 

Took up Article 13. 

Voted at 2.33 P.M. — To appropriate the sum of S50.00 to be 
expended for the purpose of making temporary repairs of the 

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Richardson and the Bailey District School Buildings. Said sum to 
be expended under the direction of the Board of Selectmen. 

Took up Article 14. 

Voted at 2.34 P.M.— To lay on the table. 

Took up Article 15. 

Voted at 2.35 P.M. — To indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 16. 

Voted at 2.35 P.M. — To authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
petition the Director of Accounts of the Department of Corpora- 
tions and Taxation for an annual audit of the town's accounts in 
accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44 of the General 
Laws. 

Took up Article 17. 

Voted at 2.52 P.M.— To appropriate the sum of $400.00 for the 
purpose of providing suitable headquarters for Andover Post 
No. 2128, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, such 
quarters to be under the direction and control of said Post and 
subject to such regulations as the Board of Selectmen may adopt. 

Took up Article 18. 

Voted at 3.08 P.M. — That the town accept as a gift from Ando- 
ver Post No. 2128, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United 
States, a captured German Field Piece (105 mm Howitzer and 
Carriage), said trophy to be placed upon suitable foundations in 
the Town lot at the northerly side of Elm Square bounded by 
High Street, North Main Street, and land of Barnard Estate, or, 
if it is determined that the town has no title in the above men- 
tioned property, in the Public Park bounded by Bartlet, Chestnut 
and Whittier Streets. Foundations and placing of trophy, to- 
gether with the necessary improvement of the lot incidental 
thereto, to be under the supervision of Andover Post No. 2128 in 
co-operation with the Board of Public Works and subject to the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen. Yes 228 No 123. 

Took up Article 19. 

Voted at 3.09 P.M. — To indefinitely postpone. 

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Took up Article 20. 

Voted at 3.10 P.M.— That Articles 20 and 21 be laid on the 
table and taken up with Highway construction. 

Took up Article 22. 

Voted at 3.11 P.M.— That Articles 22 to 25 inclusive be taken 
up together. 

Voted at 3.16 P.M. — To refer to the Board of Public Works for 
consideration and report. 

See Article 3. 

Took up Article 26. 

Voted at 4.16 P.M. — That articles 26 to 29 inclusive be taken 
up together. 

Voted at 4.29 P.M. — To indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 30. 

Voted at 4.30 P.M. — To indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 31. 

Voted at 4.31 P.M. — To accept as a Public Way, a way as laid 
out and approved by the Board of Survey, extending from Mag- 
nolia Avenue to Sherbourne Street and southerly of Shawsheen 
Village School lot. 

Took up Article 32. 

Voted at 4.32 P.M. — To accept as a gift from the American 
Woolen Company, the following described parcel of land: Begin- 
ning at a point in the westerly line of Magnolia Avenue at the 
southerly line of the street first above described ; thence southerly 
along the westerly line of Magnolia Avenue about 90'; thence in a 
curved line southerly and westerly about 20' to the westerly lineof 
Poor Street produced; thence by line of Poor Street produced 
about 27' to angle; thence turning an interior angle of 166° 3' 30" 
and running northerly 79.66 feet to the southerly side of the 
street above described; thence about 20' east to the point of begin- 
ning. A plan describing said parcel with a deed for same being on 
file in the office of the Town Clerk. 

Took up Article 33. 

Voted at 4.33 P.M. — To accept as a Public Way, Sher- 

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bourne Street from a point 215.8 feet north of the northerly line 
of William Street for a distance of 347.79 feet as laid out and ap- 
proved by the Board of Survey. 

Took up Article 34. 

Voted at 4.33 P.M. — Deferred to next Annual Town Meeting. 

Took up Article 35. 

Voted at 4.34 P.M. — To accept as a gift from the American 
Woolen Company, the following described parcel of land : A strip 
of land 2 feet in width on the easterly side of North Main Street 
extending from the northerly line of land of Harig to the inter- 
section of the South Union Street line, said strip being approxi- 
mately 533 feet in length. A plan describing said parcel with a 
deed for same being on file in the office of the Town Clerk. 

Took up Article 36. 

Voted at 4.35 P.M. — That the Town Treasurer, with the ap- 
proval of the Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow 
money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the 
financial year beginning January 1, 1932, and to issue notes 
therefor, payable within one year, any debts incurred under this 
vote to be paid from the revenue of said financial year. 

Took up Article 37. 

Voted at 4.36 P.M. — That all unexpended appropriations be 
turned into the treasury with the exception of the following: 
War Bonus Surplus $803.33, North Main Street $4661.46; also 
that the sum of $15,000.00 be transferred from the Overlay Re- 
serve to the Reserve Fund and that free cash in the treasury to 
the amount of $10,000. be voted the Assessors for reducing the 
1932 tax rate. 

Took up Article 38. 

Voted at 4.38 P.M. — To accept and place on file. 

Took up Article 39. 

Voted at 4.41 P.M. — That a committee be appointed by the 
Moderator to study compensation, kind of work and hours of 
labor of all Town Employees. This committee to report to the 

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Finance Committee not later than December 1, 1932, number 
left to discretion of the Moderator. 

(Salary committee — appointed by the Moderator). 
William D. Currier, Walter E. Curtis, Chairman, Roy E. 
Hardy, Secretary, Walter M. Lamont, Frank S. McDonald. 

That voters of Andover in Town Meeting assembled, earnestly 
protest against the establishment of a School for the feeble 
minded in Andover and request Department of Mental Diseases 
to reconsider their proposal. 

Voted at 5.15 P.M. — That the meeting be dissolved. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officers' 
return on the same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 



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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 7, 1932 



Recount 



We certify that at a recount of the votes cast at the Annual 
Town Election, March 7, 1932 for Town Clerk held by the 
Registrars of Voters in accordance with the provisions of law re- 
lating thereto at the Town House, March 10, 1932 at seven 
o'clock in the evening, it appears that the result of Monday's 
election was unchanged only as noted below, George H. Winslow 
for Town Clerk. 

The number of votes cast for each candidate as determined by 
the recount was as follows : 

TOWN CLERK 





Precincts 










1 


2 


3 


4 






988 


213 


429 


228 


Charles W. Bowman 


1858 


845 


186 


507 


323 


George H. Winslow 


1861 


34 


9 


18 


16 


Blanks 


77 



ralph a. bailey 
john f. hurley 
john h. Mcdonald 

Registrars 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW 

Town Clerk 



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Town Warrant 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss: To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 

Greeting: 
In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in town affairs to meet and assemble at the Town House in 
said Andover, on MONDAY, THE TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OF 
SEPTEMBER, 1932— at 7.45 o'clock p.m., to act on the follow- 
ing articles: 

Article 1 — To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the 
Reserve Fund to the Board of Public Welfare the sum of SI 0,000. 
or any part of this amount. 

Article 2 — -To see if the Town will vote to appropriate 
$20,000. or any part of this amount to be used under the direction 
of Andover Board of Public Works for the purpose of providing 
work to Andover's unemployed. 

Article 3 — To see if the Town of Andover will vote that the 
prevailing rate of wages be paid for all Town Work done under the 
direction of any of the Town Departments. 

Article 4 — To see if the Town of Andover will vote to have 
Andover's Board of Public Welfare spend two thirds of money 
now on hand to provide work for unemployed citizens. 

Article 5 — To see if the Town of Andover will vote to adopt a 
40-hour, 5-day week. 

Article 6 — To discuss ways and means of eliminating Ando- 
ver's unemployed problems. To elect from among those present a 
body of citizens for that purpose. Their duty to be to endeavor to 
bring to Andover good sound industries and to appropriate a sum 
of money necessary for any expenses required for this purpose. 

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Articles 1 to 6 contained in a petition filed with the Board of 
Selectmen, September 13, 1932 by William A. G. Kidd. 

Article 7 — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
unexpended balances of Article 8 (installation of 6" water main on 
public way between Chestnut Street and Summer Street) and 
Article 9 (installation of sewer main on public way between 
Chestnut Street and Summer Street) of the annual 1932 warrant 
which amounts to $1665.27, for the purpose of building gravel 
roads, pursuant to Chapter 428 of the Acts of 1931, on petition 
of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 8 — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main along Beacon Street 
northerly from the corner of Chandler Road and Beacon Street a 
distance of about 2900 feet to the property of Louis Cyr and ap- 
propriate the sum of two thousand ($2000.00) dollars to cover the 
cost of material, on petition of Fabien Matton et al. 

Article 9 — To see if the Town will accept Sections 21 to 25 
inclusive of Chapter 136, General Laws, making it lawful to take 
part in or witness any athletic outdoor sport or game on the 
Lord's Day, subject to such regulations and restrictions as shall 
be prescribed from time to time by the Selectmen, on petition of 
John Mullen et al. 

Article 10 — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the time 
of said meeting. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting as directed 
by the By-Laws of the town. 

Given under our hands this fourteenth day of September, A.D., 
1932. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of A ndover 
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Andover, September 26, 1932. 
Essex, ss: 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town to meet at the time and place and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less 
than five other public places, where bills and notices are usually 
posted, and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said 
warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

FRANK M. SMITH, Constable 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, SEPTEMBER 26, 1932 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in town affairs convened in the Town House in 
said Andover on Monday the 26th day of September 1932 at 
7.45 o'clock in the evening, agreeably to the reqiurements of the 
foregoing warrant, Moderator Alfred E. Stearns presided and 
read the warrant. 

Took up Article 1 — 

Voted at 8 P.M. — that Article 1 be stricken from the warrant. 

Took up Article 2 — 

Voted at 8.04 P.M.— that the speaker William A. G. Kidd be 
given unanimous consent to discuss the subject of Article 2 . 

Voted at 8.44 P.M. — to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 3 — 

Voted at 8.45 P.M.— to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 4— 

Voted at 8.48 P.M. — to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 5 — 

Voted at 8.50 P.M. — to indefinitely postpone. 

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Took up Article 6 — 

Voted at 8.53 P.M. — to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 7 — 

Voted at 8.56 P.M. — to adopt Article 7 and authorize the 
Board of Public Works to use the balances from Articles 8 and 9 
of the annual 1932 warrant amounting to $1665.27 for building 
gravel roads and in pursuance to Chapter 428 of Acts of 1931. 

Took up Article 8 — 

Voted at 9.10 P.M. — to adopt Article 8 and appropriate 
$2000.00 and authorize the Board of Public Works to expend same in 
purchasing material for purpose of extending water main along 
Beacon Street northerly from corner of Chandler Road about 
2900 feet to property of Louis Cyr. 

Took up Article 9 — 

Voted at 9.20 P.M. — to accept Sections 21 to 25 inclusive 
Chapter 136, General Laws, permitting certain outdoor sports on 
the Lord's Day. 

Took up Article 10 — 

Voted at 9.24 P.M. — that a vote of confidence and apprecia- 
tion for efforts of the Emergency Committee be given and that 
they be requested to continue their fine work with recommenda- 
tion that with the Red Cross an appeal for subscriptions be made 
to supplement those being given by town employees. Voted to 
adjourn at 9.25 P.M. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officers' 
return, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest : 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 



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REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 



To the Board of Selectmen : 

I hereby submit my report of the office of Town Clerk for the 
year 1932. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover at the close 
of registration on October 19, 1932 was 5164, by precincts as 
follows : 

Precinct One — 2394 Precinct Two — 560 Precinct Three — 1333 

Precinct Four — 877 



Vital Statistics 



Number of births recorded 148 

Male 84 

Female 64 

Twins 2 

Number of deaths recorded 143 

Male 75 

Female 68 

Number of marriages recorded 83 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 



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Report of the 
Town Accountant 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE 
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1932 



January 1, 1933 
To the Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

I submit herewith a report of a detailed statement of the 
receipts and their sources, and of the payments and the purposes 
therefor, as follows. The condition of the various trust funds, 
sources of incomes and amounts paid out are also set forth. A 
statement of the temporary loans, maturing debt and interest is 
included. 

A balance sheet, which is appended to this report, was pre- 
pared showing the assets and liabilities as of December 31, 1932. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARY COLLINS 

Town Accountant 



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Receipts for 1932 



William B. Cheever, Collector: 
Taxes, Current Year: 

Poll 

Personal Estate 

Real Estate 
Previous Years : 

Poll 

Personal Estate 

Real Estate 
Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes, 1930 
Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes, 1931 
Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes, 1932 
Old Age Assistance, 1931 
Old Age Assistance, 1932 
Moth Assessments, 1930 
Moth Assessments, 1931 
Moth Assessments, 1932 
Sewer Assessments (added-to-taxes) 
Interest on Taxes 
Interest on Motor Vehicle Excise 

Taxes 
Interest on Sewer Assessments 



Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer: 
Interest on Deposits 
Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds 
Sewer Assessments 
Certificates Municipal Liens 
Reimbursement, use of telephone 
Loans, Anticipation of Revenue 



; 4712.00 

79498.23 

230251.44 

444.50 

3730.76 

82253.12 

370.38 

3113.18 

15904.47 

207.00 

2364.00 

51.45 

239.05 

884.72 

150.29 

5825.48 

223.52 
6.19 





S430229.78 


900 . 89 




2268.00 




34.90 




4.00 




.85 




180000.00 





183208.64 



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County of Essex, Dog Tax 
County of Essex, Reimbursement for 
killing dogs 



950.72 
59.00 



3ard of Selectmen: Licenses, etc.: 




Liquor 


2.00 


Junk 


10.00 


Pedlars 


105.00 


Sunday 


135.00 


Pool, Billiards and Bowling 


24.00 


Dance Hall 


30.00 


Garage and gasoline 


10.00 



1009.72 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 




Income Tax 


42905.00 


Corp. Tax, Business 


27938.84 


R. R., Tel. and Tel. 


1038.73 


Trust Co. Tax 


360.70 


National Bank Tax 


516.09 


St. Railway 


35.61 


Gas & Electric Tax 


3753.86 


Old Age Assistance 


4293.00 


Old Age Assistance, abatements 


126.00 


Gas Tax Apportionment 


15011.91 


Vocational Education 


1150.32 


Smith-Hughes Fund 


147.63 


Reimbursement, Loss Taxes 


274.52 




97552.21 



316.00 



Police Department 
Court Fines 



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72.96 



Town Clerk, Licenses, etc. : 




Marriage 


61.00 


Certificates of Registration 


27.00 


Miscellaneous Fees 


131.35 


Dog Licenses 


80.40 


Other 


136.00 


Infirmary: 




Board and Care 




Reimbursements for Public Welfare: 




From Individuals 


347.00 


From Cities and Towns 


72.32 


From State 


884.00 



Rents, Municipal Property: 

Town Hall 123.00 

Town Property, Ballardvale 301.00 

Court Room 120.00 



>restry : 

Gypsy and Brown Tail Moth Ex- 




termination 


• 51.65 


Damage to Tree 


12.00 



435.75 
1366.00 



1303.32 



544.00 

Fire Department: 

Use of ambulance 126 . 20 

Sealer of Weights and Measures Fees 130.01 

Wire Inspector's Fees 90.50 

Public Weigher's Fees 48 . 70 



63.65 



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Health and Sanitation : 



Tuberculosis Subsidy 


151.43 


Sewer Connections 


149.82 


Board of Health Licenses: 




Milk 


23.50 


Oleo 


1.50 


Beauty Parlor 


10.00 


Alcohol 


14.00 


Ashes and Garbage 


2.00 



301.25 



51.00 

Reimbursement for Mothers' Aid 

from State 1205.01 

Reimbursement for State Aid from 



State 






120, 


,00 


Reimbursement for burial of indi- 








gents, from State 






30 


,00 


Reimbursement by other town 


for 








Old Age Assistance 






37, 


,34 


School Department: 










Tuition State Wards 




1201.16 






Other Tuition 




752.60 






Sale of Books and Supplies 




238.26 






All other 




40.49 


2232 








,51 


Library : 










Fines 




351.44 






Income from Investments 


» 


3302.89 







3654.33 

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Water Department 
Metered Rates 
Services 
Miscellaneous 



43641.07 

1253.07 

973.85 





45867.99 


Cemetery Department: 




Sales lots and graves 


710.00 


Care lots 


482.00 


Interments and use of tomb 


946.00 


Foundations 


228.85 


Filling Graves 


13.00 


Use of lowering device 


60.00 


All other 


11.75 


Perpetual Cares 


1851.00 



4302 . 60 



Refunds: 

Police Department 
School Department 
Insurance 
Public Welfare 
Water Department 
Cemetery 



Tailings, Payment stopped on old checks 
Total Receipts 



6.78 

127.21 

30 . 90 

3.00 

.08 

57.00 



224.97 
59.20 



S774583.64 



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Appropriations for 1932 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 




Town Officers 


$19925.00 




Assessors' Survey 


3000.00 




Election and Registration 


2400.00 




Municipal Buildings 


4000.00 








$29325.00 


PROTECTION OF PERSONS 


AND PROPERTY 


Police Department 


26850.00 




Art. 10, Traffic Lights, No. Main and 






Union Streets 


1125.00 




Fire Department 


27500.00 




Wire Inspector 


450.00 




Sealer of Weights and Measures 


500.00 




Moth Suppression 


4500.00 




Tree Warden 


4500.00 




Forest Fires 


1000.00 








66425.00 


HEALTH AND SANITATION 




Health Department 


3925.00 




Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 


5912.91 




Sewer Maintenance 


5600.00 




Art. 9, Sewer, Chestnut and Summer 






Streets 


2000.00 




Public Dump 


500.00 








17937.91 



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HIGHWAYS 

Highway, Maintenance 58600.00 
Art. 4, Supt. Board of Public Works, 

auto 800.00 

Art. 5, Board of Public Works, truck 700 . 00 
Art. 11, B. and M. Land, Haggetts 

Pond 550.00 

Snow Removal and Sanding 12000.00 

Street Lighting 20760 . 84 



93410.84 



CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' BENEFITS 

Public Welfare 10500.00 

Mothers' Aid 6000.00 

Infirmary 7900.00 

State Aid 500 . 00 

Soldiers' Relief 2500.00 

Old Age Assistance 1 0000 . 00 



37400.00 



SCHOOLS AND LIBRARY 

School Department 148350.00 

Art. 13, Repairs to Richardson and 

Bailey Schools 50.00 

Memorial Hall Library 8000 . 00 



156400.00 



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RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED 



Parks and Playgrounds 


4000.00 


Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 


1400.00 


Damages to Persons and Property 


500.00 


American Legion Quarters 


600.00 


Art. 17, Andover Post 2128, V. F. W. 


400.00 


Insurance 


6206.32 


Memorial Day 


850.00 


Town Reports 


600.00 


Armistice Day 


75.00 


Town Scales 


125.00 




14756.32 



ENTERPRISES AND CEMETERY 



Water Maintenance 


27950.00 




Water Construction 


9850.00 




Art. 8, Water Main, Chestnut and 






Summer Streets 


2200.00 




Spring Grove Cemetery 


7500.00 




i 




47500.00 



INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT 



Interest 
Maturing Debt 



19000.00 
39000.00 



58000.00 



Total Appropriations, 1932 



$521155.07 



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Expenditures for 1932 



APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS 




Cr. 


Appropriation — Town Officers 




Dr. 


Selectmen: Salaries: 




Frank H. Hardy 


$ 400.00 


Andrew McTernen 


300 . 00 


Jeremiah J. Daly 


300 . 00 


Clerks: 




George H. Win slow 


200.00 


Edith P. Sellars 


274.75 


Ella M. Larkin 


261.65 


Office Supplies, stationery 




and postage 


178.46 


Printing and advertising 


21.75 


Carfares, dues, expenses, 




etc. 


39 . 60 


Telephone 


1 23 . 70 • 


Survey expenses 


175.50 


All other 


23.65 




S 2299.06 


Treasurer: Salary: 




Thaxter Eaton 


2000 . 00 


Office supplies, stationery 




and postage 


120.52 


Printing and Advertising 


6. 75 


Carfares, dues, etc. 


7.5(1" 


On Bond 


215.00 



$19925.00 



2349.77 
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Moderator 30.00 

Game Warden, Salary — 

Ralph L. Greenwood 100.00 

Animal Inspector, Salary — 

R. S. Youmans 312.50 

Town Accountant: 

Salary, Mary Collins 1570.00 

Clerk Hire 21.45 
Office Supplies, stationery 

and postage 42 . 82 

Printing and Advertising 4.00 

Office Equipment 125.00 



1763.27 



Tax Collector: 




Salary, William B. Cheever 


2250.00 


Ella M. Larkin, clerk 


261.65 


Office Supplies, stationery 




and postage 


276.69 


Printing and advertising 


42.50 


Telephone 


52.85 


Dues, carfare, etc. 


7.15 


On Bond 


430.00 



Assessors : Salaries : 

Frank H. Hardy 400.00 

Andrew McTernen 400 . 00 

Jeremiah J. Daly 400.00 

Assistant Assessors 597 . 50 

Clerks: 

George H . Winslow 200 . 00 

Edith P. Sellars 1190.60 

EllaM. Larkin 261.65 

Amount Carried Forward 3449.75 

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3320.84 



Amount Brought Forward 3449.75 



Office Supplies, stationery 








and postage 


38.47 






Printing and advertising 


451.36 






Carfares, dues, etc. 


50.80 






Telephone 


3.55 






Deeds, probates, etc. 


110.17 






All other 


4.45 


4108 








.55 


Certification of Notes 




14 


.00 


Salary: Town Counsel : 








Balance of 1931 bill 


416.27 






1932 bill 


1256.00 


1672 








.27 


Town Clerk: 








Salary, George H. Winslow 


1700.00 






Clerks : 








Edith P. Sellars 


183.10 






Ella M. Larkin 


261.65 






Office Supplies, stationery 








and postage 


174.58 






Printing and Advertising 


52.58 






Dues, carfares, etc. 


4.50 






On Bond 


5.00 


2381. 








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Building Inspector: 


.- 






Edward R. Lawson, Salary 


450.00 






Printing 


10.25 







460.25 



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Board of Public Welfare, Salaries: 



Frank H. Hardy 


100.00 






Andrew McTernen 


100.00 






Jeremiah J. Daly 


100.00 






Clerks : 








George H. Winslow 


100.00 






Edith P. Sellars 


183.10 


583.10 










Total Expenditures 


19395.02 




Balance to Revenue 




529.98 






$19925.00 
VEY 


$19925.00 


ASSESSORS' SUR 






Cr. 


4 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




$ 3000.00 


Survey Expenses 




$ 2999.75 




Balance to Revenue 




.25 






$ 3000.00 


$ 3000.00 



ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 



Appropriation 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 



Cr. 



Dr. 



Registrars' Services 

Election officers 

Checkers at town meeting 

Police duty, etc. 

Expense Recount, Lt. Governor and 

Senator 
Expense Recount, Office of Secretary 

Amount Carried Forward 





$ 2400.00 




450.00 


348.00 




345.00 




60.00 




235.04 




60.00 




20.00 





2068.04 



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Amount Brought Forward 2068.04 



Transportation ballot boxes, etc. 


55.68 


Supplies, stationery and postage 


26.30 


Printing and advertising 


633.75 


Meals 


62.00 


All other 


4.15 


Total Expenditures 


2849.92 


Balance to Revenue 


.08 



% 2850.00 $ 2850.00 



MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 

Cr. 



Appropriation 


$ 4000.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Janitor, town hall 


$ 1465.25 


Services, cleaning town hall 


24.00 


Trucking rubbish, etc. 


59.00 


Fuel 


612.00 


Law. Gas and Electric 


507.64 


Janitor's Supplies 


126.05 


Repairs to buildings 


341.27 


Laundry 


2.30 


Water bills 


40.64 


Total Expenditures 


3178.15 


Balance to Revenue 


821.85 



$ 4000.00 $ 4000.00 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 

Appropriation $26850 . 00 

Refunds 4.38 

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Dr. 



Salaries and Wages: 




Frank M. Smith, chief (to April 16) 


687.85 


Frank M. Smith, clerk 


925.00 


George A. Dane, chief 


1850.00 


Patrolmen 


18163.09 


Special Police 


486.12 


Matron 


1.50 


Equipment for Men 


298.53 


Other Equipment 


604.30 


Gas, Oil and Auto Maintenance 


663.42 


Law. Gas and Electric 


350.71 


Warning Signs 


151.87 


Kerosene 


21.20 


Beacons 


129.50 


Maintenance Controls 


936.00 


4 Push Buttons Installed 


106.13 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


152.15 


Telephone 


278.36 


Laundry 


19.46 


Dog Officer 


59.00 


All other 


43.23 


Total Expenditures 


25927.42 


Balance to Revenue 


926.96 



$26854.38 $26854.38 



ARTICLE 10— TRAFFIC LIGHTS 

North Main and Union Streets 

Cr. 
Appropriation 

Dr. 

Installation Traffic Lights $ 1125.00 



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1125.00 



1125.00 $ 1125.00 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



$27500.00 



Dr. 



Salaries and Wages: 




Charles F. Emerson, chief 


$ 2614.68 


Firemen 


18368.24 


Call Men 


2225.00 


Call Men, Ballard vale 


581.74 


Other (at White's farm fire) 


36.00 


Apparatus 


340.47 


Hose 


300.56 


Equipment for Men 


90.01 


Other Equipment 


333.25 


Gasoline, Oil and Auto Maintenance 


611.29 


Fire Alarm Boxes, etc. 


214.23 


Fuel 


696.20 


Law. Gas and Electric 


265.92 


Water Bills 


38.65 


Repairs to buildings 


357.03 


Laundry Work 


148.15 


Furnishings and Fixtures 


144.08 


Stationery, Printing and Postage 


3.50 


Telephone 


108.96 


Express 


5.08 


All other 


15.95 


Total Expenditures 


27498.99 


Balance to Revenue 


1.01 



.$27500.00 $27500.00 



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WIRE INSPECTOR 


Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Salary, Inspector Charles A. Hill 


$400.00 


Printing and Postage 


23.25 


Total Expenditures 


423.25 


Balance to Revenue 


26.75 



$450.00 



$450.00 $450.00 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

Cr. 
Appropriation $500 . 00 

Dr. 
Salary, Sealer, Joseph P. Lynch $400.00 

Carfares, Misc. Expenses, etc. 63.75 

Seals, dies, etc. 19.36 



Total Expenditures 


483.11 




Balance to Revenue 


16.89 






$500.00 


$500.00 


MOTH SUPPRESSION 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$ 4500.00 


Dr. 






Salaries and Wages: 






Superintendent Ralph T. Berry 


$ 805.00 




Labor 


1696.70 




Teams and Trucks 


206.77 




Insecticides 


995.13 




Equipment and Repairs 


190.15 





Amount Carried Forward 3893.75 

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Amount Brought Forward 3893.75 



Gasoline, Oil and Auto Maintenance 


391.75 


Rent 


162.00 


Stationery, Printing and Postage 


4.76 


Telephone 


15.90 


Laundry 


12.00 


All other 


19.79 


Total Expenditures 


4499.95 


Balance to Revenue 


.05 



$4500.00 $4500.00 



TREE WARDEN 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




Dr. 




Salaries and Wages : 




Tree Warden, Ralph T. Berry 


$1025.00 


Labor 


2554.88 


Team 


13.50 


Equipment and Repairs 


428.15 


Gasoline, Oil and Auto Maintenance 


381.67 


Trees 


2.00 


Rent 


54.00 


Laundry 


6.00 


Stationery, Printing and Postage 


11.65 


Telephone 


21.61 


All other 


1.54 



$4500.00 



Total Expenditures $4500 . 00 $4500 . 00 



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FOREST FIRES 




Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Wages, Fighting Fires 


$851.50 


Apparatus 


42.45 


Hose 


69.70 


Soda 


23.05 


Other 


9.75 


Total Expenditures 


996.45 


Balance to Revenue 


3.55 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 



Amount Carried Forward 2145.20 



$1000.00 



$1000.00 $1000.00 



Appropriation 




$ 3925.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




175.00 


Dr. 






Salaries : 






Franklin H. Stacey, chairman 


$ 50.00 




Lotta Johnson, agent 


1500.00 




W. D. Walker, M.D. 


50.00 




George G. Brown, secretary 


75.00 




Slaughter Inspector, Lotta Johnson 


200.00 




Milk Inspector, F. H. Stacey 


75.00 




Plumbing Inspectors, Buchan and 






Nolan 


195.20 





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Amount Brought Forward 2145.20 



Stationery, Printing and Postage 


9.09 


Telephone 


65.05 


Express 


3.53 


Quarantine and Contagious Diseases: 




Medical Attendance 


22.00 


Schick Tests 


18.30 


Treatment for rabies, inch serums, 




drugs and medicines 


112.45 


Ice 


24.00 


Fumigation and Disinfectants 


56.50 


Tuberculosis Cases: 




At Essex Sanatorium 


928.20 


Boston City Hospital 


31.37 


State Infirmary 


19.00 


North Reading Sanatorium 


58.00 


Baby Clinic 


269.80 


Vital Statistics: 




Births 


23.00 


Deaths 


21.00 


Lotta Johnson, use of car 


200.00 


Disposing of dead cats and dogs 


27.50 


All other 


20.25 


Total Expenditures 


4054.24 


Balance to Revenue 


45.76 



S4100.00 S4100.00 



ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 

Cr. 

Appropriation $5912.91 

Dr. 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital $5912.91 



$5912.91 $5912.91 
62 



SEWER MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 

Appropriation $5600 . 00 

Dr. 
Labor 

Pipe and Fittings 
Cement, Sand, etc. 
Law. Gas and Electric 
Equipment and Repairs 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$3083 


.61 


82, 


.79 


53 


.83 


1918 


.40 


403 


.63 


5542 


.26 


57 


.74 



$808 


.22 


5, 


63 


68 


.09 


40 


.50 


95, 


90 


155, 


00 


7, 


.48 


60 


,23 


5 


.64 



$5600.00 $5600.00 



ARTICLE 9— SEWER 

Chestnut and Summer Streets 

Cr. 
Appropriation $2000.00 

Dr. 
Labor 
Truck 
Pipe 

Sewer covers and frames 
Building three manholes 
Blasting 
Lumber 

Tools and equipment 
Express 

Total Expenditures 1246.69 

Balance transferred to Special 
Article 7, at Special town 
meeting, September 26, 1932 753 .31 



$2000.00 $2000.00 



63 



HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE 



Cr. 






Appropriation 




S58600.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Superintendent, C. T. Gilliard 


$ 1818.39 




Labor 


32635.29 




Trucks and Teams 


8880.72 




Cinders, Broken stone, Gravel, etc. 


2063.48 




Equipment and Repairs 


1925.48 




Hay, Grain and Straw 


455.38 




Jobbing and Supplies 


1413.16 




Tarvia and Street Oil 


4244.58 




Asphalt 


1382.54 




Culverts, Drains, etc. 


499 . 80 




Pipe and Fittings 


604.43 




Curbing and Sidewalk 


649 . 79 




Gas, Oil and Auto Maintenance 


1407.66 




Hardware, Tools, etc. 


525.71 




Printing, Stationery, etc. 


16.75 




Express and other 


75.32 




Total Expenditures 


S58598.48 




Balance to Revenue 


1.52 






$58600.00 


$58600.00 



ARTICLE 4 

Auto for Supt. Board of Public Works 

Cr. 

Appropriation $800.00 

Dr. 
Nash Coupe $800.00 



$800.00 $800.00 



64 



ARTICLE 5 

Board of Public Works Truck 

Cr. 
Appropriation $700.00 

Dr. 
Dodge Truck $595 . 85 

Balance to 1933 104.15 



$700.00 $700.00 

ARTICLE 11 

B. and M. Land Taking, Haggetts Pond 

Cr. 
Appropriation $550.00 

Dr. 



Allowance for land taking 




$500.00 




Record deed, etc. 




7.37 




Total Expenditures 


507.37 




Balance to 1933 




42.63 






$550.00 


$550.00 


ARTICLE 4 






North Main 


Street 






Cr. 








Balance from 1931 






$4661.46 


Dr. 








Contract 




$ 168.00 




Fence 




48.60 




Land Damages 




4000.00 




Total Expenditures 


4216.60 




Balance to 1933 




444.86 





$4661.46 $4661.46 

65 



ARTICLE 7 

(Voted at special Town Meeting, September 26, 1932 for building 

gravel roads) 
Cr. 
Unexpended balances of: 
Article 8 911.96 



Article 9 753.31 



$1665.27 



Dr. 



Labor 
Trucks 






$942 . 53 

548.55 




Gravel 


^AL 


AND 


153.60 




Total Expenditures 
Balance to 1933 


1644.68 
20.59 




SNOW REMCT 


$1665.27 
SANDING 


$1665.27 




Cr. 








Appropriation 


Dr. 






$12000.00 


Salary, Superintendent, C. T. 
Labor 


Gilliard 


$ 121.38 
4934.40 




Road Plows — Trucks 






2355.25 




Road Plows — Horses 
Sidewalk Plows 






933.95 
610.75 




Trucks 






976.53 




Equipment and Repairs 
Chloride Flake 






860.07 
131.68 




Gas, Oil and Auto Maintenance 
Snow Fence 




172.74 
52.00 




Express 




.- 


8.00 




Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


11156.75 
843.25 





$12000.00 $12000.00 
66 



STREET LIGHTING 





Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




S20760.84 


Street Lighting 




$20115.27 




Postage, etc. 




1.75 





Total Expenditures 


20117.02 






Balance to Revenue 


643.82 








S20760.84 


S20760 


84 


PUBLIC WELFARE 






Cr. 








Appropriation 




S10500 


00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




5000 


00 


Refund 




3. 


00 


Dr. 








Lotta Johnson, salary 


S 260.00 






Printing, Stationery and Postage 


33.28 






Groceries and Provisions 


3969.08 






Clothing 


29.79 






Coal and Wood 


81.73 






Medicine and Medical Attention 


250.78 


i 




Funeral Expense 


65.00 






Town Physician 


200.00 






State Institutions 


2101.67 






Cash 


2463 . 00 






Labor (unemployed) 


2766.40 






Tools for unemployed 


44.83 






Relief by other Towns 


425.29 






Relief by other Cities 


3241.13 






Moving Expense 


25.00 







Total Expenditures $15956 . 98 

Overdraft of $453.98 to be raised by tax- 
ation in 1933, in accordance with 
Chapter 59, Section 23, Gen. Laws 



453.98 



$15956.98 S15956.98 



67 



MOTHERS' 

Cr. 
Appropriation 


AID 




$6000.00 


Cash 

By other Cities and Towns 


Dr. 




$4867.20 
550.00 




Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


5417.20 
582.80 





$6000.00 $6000.00 



INFIRMARY 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$7900.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Supt., Bertha W. Thornton 


$1000.00 


Other Employees 


1248.19 


Town Physician 


100.00 


Groceries and Provisions 


2400.09 


Dry Goods and Clothing 


471.32 


Buildings and Repairs 


457.63 


Furniture and Furnishings 


147.90 


Household Supplies and Utensils 


337.17 


Fuel 


780.90 


Law. Gas and Electric 


349.29 


Medical Supplies 


153.30 


Telephone 


54.65 


Water Bills 


80.00 


Express and All other 


162.82 


Total Expenditures 


7743.26 


Balance to Revenue 


156.74 



$7900.00 $7900.00 
68 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




$10000.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




700.00 


Dr. 






George H. Winslow, clerk 


$ 300.00 




Cash 


10186.50 




By other Cities 


85.34 




Stationery 


28.20 




Total Expenditures 


10600.04 




Balance to Revenue 


99.96 





$10700.00 $10700.00 



Appropriation 

Cash 

Balance to Revenue 



STATE AID 

Cr. 

Dr. 



$140.00 
360.00 



$500.00 



$500.00 $500.00 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF 

Cr. 



Appropriation 






$2500.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 


Dr. 




2000.00 


Cash 




$1334.00 




Groceries and Provisions 




1379.20 




Fuel 




133.25 




Rent 




132.00 




Medicine and Medical Attention 


197.00 





Amount Carried Forward 



3175.45 



69 



Amount Brought Forward 



3175.45 



Furniture 

Burial Expense 

Labor 

Aid by other Towns 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



5 


.00 


15 


.00 


784 


.00 


312 


00 


4291. 


45 


208. 


55 



$4500.00 $4500.00 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
Cr. 



Appropriation 




Dr. 


$148350.00 


Salary, Henry C. Sanborn, 


Su 


ipt. 


$ 4300.00 


Salary, Marion Hardy, clerk 




1079.90 


Truant Officer 






100.00 


Printing, Stationery and Post 


age 


187.00 


Telephone 






90.97 


Taking School Census 






70.40 


Printing School Reports 






205.00 


Health: 








High 






426.01 


Junior High 






735.81 


Elementary 






2308.47 


Teachers' Salaries : 








High 






33851.76 


Junior High 






20697.77 


Elementary 






47358.24 


Text Books and Supplies: 








High 






1045.84 


Junior High 






432.78 


Elementary 






690.77 


Amount Carried Forward 






113580.72 



70 



Amount Brought Forward 


113580.72 


Other Expenses of Instruction : 




High 


1161.73 


Junior High 


478.14 


Elementary 


679.94 


Tuition : 




High 


150.40 


Elementary 


762.27 


Evening 


240.00 


Transportation : 




High 


2356.01 


Junior High 


3589.29 


Elementary 


5240.58 


Janitors' Services: 




High 


2070.82 


Junior High 


1269.89 


Elementary 


4929.03 


Gas and Electricity: 




High 


489.05 


Junior High 


96.12 


Elementary 


444.33 


Fuel 




High 


1158.56 


Junior High 


713.71 


Elementary 


2689.92 


Maintenance Buildings and Grounds: 




High: 




Repairs 


901.26 


Janitors' Supplies 


167.97 


All other 


22.54 


Junior High and Elementary: 




Repairs 


1719.77 


Janitors' Supplies 


347 . 64 


All other 


57.91 


Amount Carried Forward 


145317.60 



71 



Amount Brought Forward 


145317.60 


Furniture and Furnishings: 




High 


285.00 


Elementary 


4.50 


Outlays, New Grounds 


184.13 


Express 


15.85 


Laundry 


11.60 


Water Bills 


436.32 


Use of Guild 


100.00 


Diplomas and Graduation Exercises 


131.34 


Total Expenditures 


146486.34 


Balance to Revenue 


1863.66 



S148350.00 S148350.00 
SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 

Cr. 

Transfer from Reserve Fund $360.00 

Dr. 
W. F. Duffy & Co., (1931 bill) $360.00 



$360.00 $360.00 

ARTICLE 13 

Repairs, Richardson and Bailey Dist. Schools 

Cr. 
Appropriation $ 50.00 

Dr. 
Repairs $ 39.33 

Balance to 1933 10.67 



$ 50.00 

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 

Cr. 
Appropriation 
Income from Investments 
Dog Tax 



11 



$ 50.00 



$8000.00 

3302 . 89 

950.72 



Dr 

Salaries: 



Librarian 




& 2000.00 


Assistants 




4321.92 


Treasurer 




100.00 


Janitors 




2173.13 


Books 




1118.08 


Periodicals 




241.45 


Binding- 




379.19 


Stationery, Printing and Advertising 


189.67 


Telephone 




38.45 


Express 




107.00 


Fuel 




711.50 


Law. Gas and Electric 




299.12 


Repairs to Buildings 




467.14 


Furniture and Furnishings 




10.74 


Water Bills and all other 




93.74 


Total Expenditures 


12251.13 


Balance to Revenue 




2.48 




$12253.61 $12253.61 


PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 


$4000.00 


Labor 




$3400.62 


Equipment and Repairs 




301.50 


Loam 




6.50 


Shrubs, Trees, etc. 




30.40 


Sod 




30.60 


Lime 




50.25 


Gas, Oil, and Auto Maintenance 


36.11 


Apparatus 




23.56 


Ball Grounds 




117.00 


All other 




1.00 


Total Expenditures 


3997.54 


, Balance to Revenue 




2.46 



$4000.00 $4000.00 

73 



POMPS POND BATHING BEACH 







Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Labor 
Lumber, etc. 






$1258.76 
104.37 


Tools 






7.05 


First Aid Supplies 
All other 


nditures 
Revenue 




11.31 
1.00 


Total Expe 
Balance to ] 


1382.49 
17.51 



$1400.00 



$1400.00 $1400.00 

DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Cr. 
Appropriation $500 . 00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 35.40 

Dr. 
Damages, Sundry Persons $535.40 



$535.40 
AMERICAN LEGION QUARTERS 

Cr. 

Appropriation 

Dr. 
Rent, American Legion Quarters $600.00 



$535.40 



$600.00 



$600.00 $600.00 

ARTICLE 17 
Andover Post 2128, Veterans of Foreign Wars 



Appropriation 



Cr. 



Dr. 



$400 . 00 



Rent, Yets. For. Wars Quarters 



$400.00 



$400 . 00 



$400 . 00 



74 



INSURANCE 

Cr. 
Appropriation $6206 . 32 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 96.77 

Refunds 30.90 

Dr. 
Insurance, Smart & Flagg, Inc. $6323.49 

Balance to Revenue 10.50 







$6333.99 


$6333.99 


MEMORIAL 


DAY 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$850.00 


Address, etc. at services 




$ 20.00 




Bugle and Drum Corps 




15.00 




Band 




148.20 . 




Flags 




44.10 




Cartridges 




28.64 




Grave Markers 




3.40 




Truck and Auto Hire 




130.00 




Pots, Flowers and Wreaths 




439.00 




Express 




.75 




Total Expenditures 


829.09 




Balance to Revenue 




20.91 





$850.00 $850.00 

PRINTING TOWN REPORTS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $600 . 00 

Dr. 
Printing Town Reports $534.80 

Balance to Revenue 65 . 20 



$600.00 $600.00 

75 



ARMISTICE DAY 




Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Orchestra Services 


$ 48.00 


Bugle and Drum Corps 


20.00 


Salutes 


4.50 


Police Duty 


2.00 



Total Expenditures 74.50 

Balance to Revenue . 50 



Total Expenditures 1 1 7 . 44 

Balance to Revenue 7.56 



$ 75.00 



$ 75.00 $ 75.00 



TOWN SCALES 

Cr. 
Appropriation $ 125.00 

Dr. 
Salary, Public Weigher, Win. C. Brown $ 100.00 
Repairs to Scales 1 7 . 44 



$ 125.00 $ 125.00 

PUBLIC DUMP 

Cr. 
Appropriation $ 500.00 

Dr. 
Salary, Keeper, Neils Sorenson $ 400.00 

Balance to Revenue 100.00 



$ 500.00 $ 500.00 



76 



WATER MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 



Appropriation 
Refund 



Dr. 



Salary, Superintendent, Chas. T. 
Gilliard 

Salary, Assistant Superintendent, 
Edward R. Lawson 

Salary, Clerk, Laura B. Juhlmann 

Salary, G. H. Winslow, Secretary 

Labor 

Office Supplies, Stationery and Post- 
age 

Printing and Advertising 

Telephone 

Equipment and Repairs 

Gas, Oil and Auto Maintenance 

Pipe and Fittings 

Coal 

Chloride 

Law. Gas and Electric 

Equipment used cleaning out reservoir 

Freight 

Salaries, Engineers at Pumping Sta- 
tion 

Oil, Waste and Packing 

Repairs on Buildings, Pumping Sta- 
tion 

Maintenance Pumping Equipment 

All Other 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$ 1829.48 



2090. 


S3 


1411. 


31 


100. 


00 


4907. 


12 


510. 


81 


83. 


75 


462. 


81 


794. 


36 


1426. 


21 


134 


.38 


799 


.59 


172 


.17 


6659 


.90 


124 


.90 


12 


06 


4443. 


.03 


56.97 


592 


.88 


1037 


.59 


288 


.95 


27939 


.10 


10 


.98 



$27950.00 
.08 



$27950.08 $27950.08 



77 



\ 


VATER CONSTRUCTION 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$9850.00 


Labor 




$6366.35 




Pipe and Fittings 




1614.56 




Meters and Parts 




327.79 




Equipment and Repairs 


1377.52 




Cement and Brick 




13.80 




Gas, Oil and Auto 


Maintenance 


68.31 




Express 




63.92 




All other 


iditures 


17. 75 




Total Exper 


$9850 . 00 


$9850.00 


ARTICLE 8— WATER 


MAIN 




Chestnut and Summer 


Streets 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$2200.00 


Labor 




$ 572.41 




Blasting- 




38.50 




Trucks 




6.38 




Equipment, Tools, 


etc. 


110.34 




Pipe and Fittings 




560.41 





Total Expenditures $1288. 04 

Balance transferred to Spec. 

Article 7, at Special Town 

Meeting, Sept. 26, 1932 911.96 



$2200.00 $2200.00 

SPECIAL ARTICLE 8— WATER MAIN 

Beacon Street 
(voted at Special Town Meeting, Sept. 26, 1932) 

Cr. 
Appropriation $2000 . 00 

78 



Dr. 



Pipe and Fittings 
Hydrants, etc. 
Lead 
Express 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to 1933 



$1326.91 


500 


.64 


106. 


34 


13 


.84 


1947 


.73 


52. 


27 



$2000.00 $2000.00 



SPRING GROVE 


CEMETERY 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$7500.00 


Refund 




7.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Supt. Fred A. Swanton 


$1800.00 




Salary, Edith P. Sellars, Clerk 


200.00 




Labor 


3252.59 




Team 


553.70 




Equipment, Tools, Supplies, etc. 


904.56 




Loam 


24.00 




Fertilizer, Shrubs, etc. 


203.26 




Sand and Cinders 


280.10 




Gas, Oil and Auto Maintenance 


103.43 




Drilling and Blasting 


62.25 




Express and All other 


72.16 




Office Supplies 


50.42 




Total Expenditures 


7506.47 




Balance to Revenue 


.53 





$7507.00 $7507.00 



79 



INTEREST 

Cr. 

Appropriaton $19000 . 00 

Dr. 
Interest on Temporary Loans $ 2660.07 

Interest on All other 13455 . 00 



Total Expenditures 16115.07 

Balance to Revenue 2884.93 



$19000.00 $19000.00 

MATURING DEBT 

Cr. 
Appropriaton $39000 . 00 

Dr. 
General Loans: 

Essex Sanatorium $ 7000.00 

Sewer 7000.00 

Water 8000 . 00 

High School 5000.00 

Shawsheen School 1 2000 . 00 



$39000.00 $39000.00 
Temporary Loans, Repaid : $180000 . 00 

Andover Nat'l. Bank, Notes 152, 

153, Rate 5% $ 50000.00 

Andover Nat'l. Bank, Note 158, 

Rate iy 2 % 30000.00 

Merchants Nat'l. Bank, Notes 154- 

157, Rate 2.84 100000.00 



Settlement, Andover Homes, Inc. S800.00 
Dog License Fees paid to County .. 64.20 
Check received on account of Ceme- 
tery Dept., and later refunded 50.00 
Smith-Hughes Fund 147.63 



80 



Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds 




$ 2268.00 


Refunds 






On Taxes 


$ 495.27 




On Mot. Veh. Ex. Taxes 


392.28 




On Interest 


4.21 




On Moth Work 


.02 








$ 891.78 


Commonwealth of Mass. : 






State Tax 


$25447.50 




County Tax 


24240.16 




Old Age Assistance, Special State 






Tax 


3082.00 




All other 


1108.29 








$53877.95 


Total Expenditures for year 1932 


$768496.31 


RESERVE FUND 




Cr. 






Transferred from Overlay Reserve 




$15000.00 


Dr. 


- 




Transferred to School Department 


$ 360.00 




Insurance 


96.77 




Soldiers' Relief 


2000.00 




Public Welfare 


5000.00 




Election and Registration 450.00 




Old Age Assistance 


700 . 00 




Health Department 


175.00 




Damages to Persons 






and Property 


35.40 





Total Transferred 

Balance to Overlay Reserve 



8817.17 
6182.83 



$15000.00 $15000.00 



81 



ACCOUNTING TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS 

Taxes 1929 

Dr. Cr. 

Uncollected Balance, Jan. 1, 1932 $ 19.70 

Collected, 1932 $ 8.18 

Abated 11.52 



$ 19.70 $ 19.70 

Taxes 1930 

Uncollected Balance, Jan. 1, 1932 $26159.19 

Collected, 1932 $25055.07 

Abated 1104.12 



$26159.19 $26159.19 

Taxes 1931 

Uncollected Balance, Jan. 1, 1932 $91705.22 

Refunds 1038.37 

Collected, 1932 $61365.13 

Abated 1887.62 

Balance to 1933 29490.84 



$92743.59 $92743.59 
Taxes 1932 

Commitments, 1932 $398877.51 

December Commitment 305.64 

Refunds 256.90 

Collected, 1932 $314461.67 

Abated 894.96 

Balance to 1933 84083.42 



$399440.05 $399440.05 
MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1930 

Uncollected Balance, Jan. 1, 1932 S754. 10 

Collected, 1932 $370.38 

Abated 383.72 



$754.10 $754.10 



82 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1931 





Dr. 


Cr. 


Uncollected Balance, Jan. 1, 1932 


$4597.48 




Commitment, 1932 


16.10 




Adjustment 


19.89 




Refunds 


18.23 




Collected, 1932 




$3113.18 


Abated 




244.08 


Balance to 1933 




1294.44 



$4651.70 $4651.70 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1932 

Commitments, 1932 $21653.45 

Refunds 374.05 

Adjustment 3.22 

Collected, 1932 $15904.47 

Abated 1256.33 

Adjustment 19.89 

Balance to 1933 4850.03 



$22030.72 $22030.72 

OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 1931 

Uncollected Balance, Jan. 1, 1932 $331 .00 

Collected, 1932 $207.00 

Com. of Mass. Old Age Assistance 

abatements 67 . 00 

Balance to 1933 57.00 



$331.00 $331.00 
OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 1932 

Committed, 1932 $3104.00 

Collected, 1932 $2364.00 

Com. of Mass. Old Age Assistance 

abatements 59 . 00 

Balance to 1933 681.00 



$3104.00 $3104.00 
83 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1930 

Dr. Cr. 

Uncollected Balance, Jan. 1, 1932 $57.60 

Collected in 1932 $51.45 

Abated 6.15 



$57.60 $57.60 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1931 

Uncollected Balance, Jan. 1, 1932 $310.05 

Collected, 1932 $239.05 

Balance to 1933 71.00 



$310.05 $310.05 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1932 

Commitments, 1932 $1134.36 

Refund . 02 

Collected, 1932 $ 884.72 

Abated 1 . 05 

Balance to 1933 248.61 



$1134.38 $1134.38 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS 

Balance from 1931 $2033 . 1 1 

Unapp. Sewer Assessments Adjustment 1059.30 

Adjust. Sewer Assessments $ 136.53 

Collected, 1932 34.90 

Balance to 1933 2920.98 



$3092.41 $3092.41 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO-TAXES 

Sewer Assessments $1266.53 

Adjust. Sewer Assessments $ 423.08 

Collected in 1932 150.29 

Balance to 1933 693.16 



$1266.53 $1266.53 
84 



SIDEWALK ASSESSMENTS 

Dr. Cr. 

Balance Jan. 1, 1932 $ 54.71 

Balance to 1933 $ 54.71 

OVERLAY 1929 

Balance, Jan. 1, 1932 $ 3295.94 

Abatements, 1932 $ 11.52 

To Overlay Reserve 3284 . 42 



$3295.94 $ 3295.94 
OVERLAY 1930 

Balance, Jan. 1, 1932 $ 2093.09 

Abatements, 1932 $1104.12 

Transferred to Overlay Reserve 988.97 



$2093.09 $ 2093.09 
OVERLAY 1931 

Balance, Jan. 1, 1932 $12299.99 

Abatements, 1932 $ 1487.62 

Balance to 1933 10812.37 



$12299.99 


$12299.99 


OVERLAY 1932 




Overlay, 1932 


$ 7984.51 


Abatements, 1932 $ 894.96 




Balance to 1933 7089.55 




$ 7984.51 


$ 7984.51 


OVERLAY RESERVE 




Balance, Jan. 1, 1932 


$39242.68 


Overlay, 1929 


3284.42 


Overlay, 1930 


988.97 


Balance from Reserve Fund 


6182.83 


Transfer to Reserve Fund $15000.00 




Balance to 1933 34698.90 





$49698.90 $49698.90 

85 



DEPARTMENTAL ACCOUNTS 




Receivable 




Dr. 


Cr. 


Charges, Accounts Receivable $23362.38 




Collected in 1932 


$15573.00 


Abatements 


697.00 


Balance to 1933 


7092.38 


$23362.38 


$23362.38 



WATER RATES 

Accounts Receivable 

Uncollected Balance, Jan. 1, 1932 $ 427.31 

Commitments, 1932 44985.63 

Collected in 1932 
Abatements 
Balance to 1933 



S43641 .07 

172.62 

1599.25 



$45412.94 $45412.94 



WATER SERVICES AND MISCELLANEOUS 





Accounts Receivable 




Committed, 1933 


$ 2576.71 




Collected in 1932 




S 1799.82 


Abatements 




11.77 


Balance to 1933 




765.12 



$ 2576.71 $ 2576.71 



EXCESS AND DEFICIENCY ACCOUNT 

Balance, Jan. 1, 1932 S137485.47 

Transfers 120.42 

Revenue, 1932 20223.23 

Appropriation $ ' 1 0000 . 00 

Balance to 1933 147829.12 



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Dr. 

Balance, January 1, 1932 
Andover Savings Bank, interest 

Cr. 

Lawrence Gas and Electric Co., light 
Board of Public Works, water 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 

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Draper School Fund 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1932 $1074.25 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 40.40 

SI 114. 65 

Cr. 
Lawrence Gas and Electric Co., light S 73.92 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 1040.73 

SI 114. 65 

Edward Taylor Fund — Fuel 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1932 $431.01 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 17.24 



S448.25 



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Cross Coal Co. S S 16.25 

Edward Downs 8.00 

Benjamin Jaques 8.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 416.00 

Dr. Edward C. Conroy School Fund 

Dr. 

Balance, January 1, 1932 S294.85 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 11.68 



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S448.25 



S306.53 



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Nathan C. Hamblin, prizes 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 

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$ 10.00 
296.53 


$306.53 


Holt School Fund 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1932 


$160.67 





Andover Savings Bank, interest 



Cr. 

Lawrence Gas and Electric Co., light $ 12.60 

Board of Public Works, water 70.62 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 80.55 



Varnum Lincoln Spelling Fund 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1932 $590.04 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 23.42 



Cr. 
Henry C. Sanborn, Prizes $ 20.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 593.46 



$163.77 



$163.77 



$613.46 



$613.46 



Alfred V. Lincoln Spelling Fund 

Dr. 

Balance, January 1, 1932 $534.67 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 21.08 

$555.75 

Cr. 

Henry C. Sanborn, Prizes $ 25.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 530.75 



$555.75 



89 



Emeline S. Lincoln Fund — A. V. I. S. 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1932 $1022.50 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 41 . 28 

SI 063. 78 

Cr. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank S1063.78 

Isaac Giddings Burial Fund 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1 , 1932 $1000 . 00 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 40.40 

SI 040. 40 

Cr. 
South Church Cemetery Commissioners S 40.40 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 1000.00 

SI 040. 40 



Abbie M. Smart Cemetery Fund 

• Dr. 

Balance, January 1, 1932 Si 11 7. 20 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 44.72 

Cr. 

George D. Millett, flowers $ 42.50 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 1119.42 



S1161.92 



S1161.92 



90 



JOHN CORNELL FUND 



Principal Fund 




$ 5000.00 


Deposited in Andover Savings Bank 


$ 1000.00 




Deposited in Essex Savings Bank 


1000.00 




Deposited in Broadway Savings 






Bank 


1000.00 




Deposited in Central Savings Bank 


1000.00 




Deposited in City Institution for 






Savings 


1000.00 




Receipts 






Balance, January 1, 1932 


$ 176.44 




Income 


207.50 








$ 383.94 


Expenditures 






Expended for Coal and Wood 


$ 235.59 




Balance, December 31, 1932 


148.35 





$ 383.94 

W. DACRE WALKER, M.D. 
CHARLES N. MARLAND 
JOSEPH CHAMBERS 

Trustees 



91 



TRUSTEES OF PUNGHARD FREE SCHOOL 
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1932 



Rev. CHARLES W. HENRY Rev. NEWMAN MATTHEWS 

MYRON E. GUTTERSON HENRY G. TYER 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL Rev. FREDERICK B. NOSS 

*JOHN H. CAMPION EDMOND E. HAMMOND 



* 



Deceased 

REPORT OF THE 

TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 

YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1932 



PRINCIPAL FUND 

January 1, 1932: 

Cash in Banks S35586.59 

Real Estate Mortgages 20730.00 

Real Estate 1994.83 

Bonds at Book Value 1 7693 . 75 

Foreclosure Account 994.83 



S 7 7000. 00 



December 31, 1932: 

Cash in Banks $20513.31 

Real Estate Mortgages 20930.00 

Real Estate 1994.83 

Bonds at Book Value 32567.03 

Foreclosure Account 994.83 



S 7 7000. 00 



INCOME ACCOUNT 

January 1, 1932: 

Cash on Hand $2603.94 

Interest and Dividends received 4048.36 



$6652.30 



92 



Expenditures : 




M. E. Stevens, Instructor 


$2600.00 


N. C. Hamblin, Principal 


560.00 


E. E. Hammond, Salary 


200.00 


Insurance 


25.00 


Interest on Bonds 


288.85 


Safe Deposit Box Rent 


10.00 


Taxes 


60.59 


Expenses 


8.00 


Cash on Hand, December 31, 1932 


2899.86 



GOLDSMITH FUND 

January 1, 1932: 

Cash in Savings Bank $303 . 66 

Dividends Received 12.24 



December 31, 1932: 
Prizes Awarded 
Cash in Savings Bank 



DRAPER FUND 

January 1, 1932: 

Cash on hand $1650.89 

Interest Received 66.66 





BARNARD 


FUND 




January 1, 


1932: 






Cash on 


hand 




$25.50 


Dividends Received 




40.00 



$6652.30 





$315.90 


$ 10.00 




305.90 






$315.90 



—— $1717.55 

December 31, 1932: 

Cash in Savings Bank $1717.55 



$65.50 



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Prizes Awarded : First 
Second 
Third 
Cash on hand 



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S65.50 



CHAPIN FUND 



January 1, 1932: 
Cash on hand 
Interest Received 

December 31, 1932: 
Cash in Savings Bank 



$1461.00 
77.56 



S1538.56 
$1538.56 



RESERVE FUND 



January 1, 1932: 
Cash on hand 
Interest Received 
Deposited 

December 31, 1932: 
Cash in Savings Bank 



$2566.11 




103.66 




386.44 






$3056.21 






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Receipts and expenditures for the year were as follows: 
Balance, January 1 , 1932 $ 84,761 . 27 

Receipts 774,583.64 

859,344.91 

Payments 768,496.31 



Balance, December 31, 1932 $ 90,848.60 

Included in these figures is $180,000.00 borrowed and repaid 
during the year, as compared with $250,000.00 in 1931. 

The expenditures, not including this amount, were 12 % less 
than in 1931. 7466 checks were drawn, or 28 % more than the 
preceding year. Payments were made in accordance with 70 
warrants signed by the Selectmen. 

With continued reduction in the funded debt, and, despite the 
depression, collection of taxes ahead of 1931, the financial condi- 
tion of the Town is excellent. 

Statements of the Cemetery Perpetual Care and other Trust 
Funds will be found elsewhere in the Town Report. 

THAXTER EATON, Treasurer 



99 



Report of Tax Collector 



1929 



Amount of warrant 
Amount of interest 
Taxes collected 
Interest 
Taxes abated 



1930 



Amount of warrant 
Amount of moth warrant 
Amount of Excise warrant 
Interest on taxes 
Interest on Excise 
Taxes collected 
Moth collected 
Excise collected 
Interest on taxes 
Interest on Excise 
Taxes abated 
Moth abated 
Excise abated 



, 


S19.70 




1.17 


S8.18 




1.17 




11.52 





$20.87 $20.87 





S26159. 


19 




57. 


60 




754. 


10 




2832. 


45 




37. 


,72 


vS25055.07 






51.45 






370.38 






2832.45 






37.72 






1104.12 






6.15 






383.72 







S29841.06 $29841.06 



1931 

Amount of warrant 

Amount of Old Age Assistance warrant 

Amount of Moth warrant 

Amount of Excise warrant 



$91705.22 
331.00 
310.05 

4597.48 



100 



Amount added to Excise warrant 




16. 


10 


Amount of Sewer assessment 




1038 


25 


Interest on taxes 




,2863 


56 


Interest on Excise 




148 


51 


Interest on Sewer 




6 


19 


Taxes collected 


$61365.13 






Moth collected 


239.05 






Excise collected 


3113.18 






Old Age Assistance collected 


207.00 






Old Age Assistance refunded by Com- 








monwealth 


67.00 






Sewer collected 


150.29 






Interest on taxes 


2863.56 






Interest on Excise 


148.51 






Interest on Sewer 


6.19 






Taxes abated 


849.25 






Excise abated 


205.96 






Taxes uncollected 


29490.84 






Moth uncollected 


71.00 






Old Age Assistance uncollected 


57.00 






Excise uncollected 


1294.44 






Sewer uncollected 


887.96 







$101016.36 $101016.36 



1932 



Amount of warrant 

Amount of Old Age Assistance war- 
rant 

Amount added to Old Age Assistance 
warrant 

Amount of December warrant 

Amount of Moth warrant 

Amount of Excise warrants 

Interest on taxes 

Interest on Excise 

Refunded for overpayment on Moth work 

Refunded for overpayment on real estate 

101 



$398877 


51 


3029 


00 


75 


.00 


305 


64 


1134 


.36 


21653 


45 


128 


30 


37 


29 




02 


133 


90 



Taxes collected 


$314461.67 


Moth collected 


884.72 


Excise collected 


15904.47 


Old Age Assistance collected 


2364.00 


Old Age Assistance refunded by Com- 




monwealth 


59.00 


Interest on taxes 


128.30 


Interest on Excise 


37.29 


Taxes abated 


771.96 


Excise abated 


898.95 


Moth abated 


1 . 05 


Taxes uncollected 


84083.42 


Old Age Assistance uncollected 


681.00 


Moth uncollected 


248.61 


Excise uncollected 


4850 . 03 



S425374.47 $425374.47 



SUMMARY COLLECTOR'S CASH ACCOUNT 





1929 


1930 


1931 


1932 


Total 


Taxes 


8.18 


25055.07 


61565. 15 


514461.67 


S400890.05 


Moth 




5 1 . 45 


259 . 05 


884.72 


1175.22 


Excise 




370.38 


5115. IS 


15904.47 


19388.03 


Old Age 






207.00 


2564.00 


2571.00 


Sewer 






150.29 




150.29 


Int. on Taxes 


117 


2832.45 


2863.56 


128.30 


5825.48 


Int. on Excise 




37.72 


148.51 


57.29 


223.52 


Int. on Sewer 






6. 16 


r 


6.19 


Total 


9 . 35 


28547.07 


68092.91 


555780.45 


S430229.7S 



WILLIAM B. CHEEVER, 

Collector of Taxes 



102 



Assessors' Report 



We herewith submit our annual report: 

Number of assessed polls 3,017 

Valuation of personal estate $ 3,498,634.00 



Valuation of real estate 


12,869,845. 


00 


816,368,479.00 


Tax on polls 


6,034, 


00 


Tax on personal estate 


83,967 


.23 




Tax on real estate 


308,876 


.28 










$398,877.51 
1,134.36 


Moth assessment 






Abatements 








Poll taxes 






114.00 


Personal estate 


/ 




141.00 


Real estate 






639.96 


Moth 






1.05 


Rate of taxation on $1000. 






24.00 


Number of assessed 








Horses 






193 


Cows 






510 


Neat cattle 






137 


Swine 






219 


Fowl 






23,455 


Foxes 






34 


Dwellings 






2,352 


Acres of land 






17,435 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE TAX 

Assessment— April $3,029 . 00 
Assessment — December 75 . 00 

103 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAX 



Number of vehicles assessed 2880 

Assessed valuation 

Tax 

Abatements 

Rate on SI 000. 



S 838,250.00 

21,653.45 

1,253.11 

29.92 



DECEMBER ASSESSMENTS 



Number of assessed polls 75 
Valuation of personal estate 
Valuation of real estate 
Tax on polls 
Tax on personal estate 
Tax on real estate 



S 500.00 
5,985.00 

150.00 
12.00 

143.64 



Municipal Properties and Public Improvements 



Land and 
Buildings 



Town Hall 

Fire Department 

Police Department 

Schools 

Library 

Water Department 

Sewer Department 

Highway Department 

Tree Warden and Moth Department 

Infirmary 

Park Department 

Cemeteries 

Weights and Measures 

Town Scales 

Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale 

Punchard School Fund 

Memorial Hall Investment Funds 

Xine Acres Land, Burnham Rd. 

Pomps Pond Beach 



\ 85000 

58000 

275 

543800 

1 25000 

70950 

50()() 



4 1 500 
40300 
20500 



Totals 



7100 



1800 
3500 



Equip, and 
other property 


Total 


S 8000 


S93000 


40000 


98000 


1000 


1275 


ioooo 


553800 


10000 


135000 


644100 


724050 


408000 


413000 


8500 


8500 


5000 


5000 


7500 


49000 




40300 


1300 


21800 


350 


350 


1000 


1000 




7100 


77000 


77000 


73108 


73108 




1800 




3500 



SI, 01 1,725 



SI, 294,858 



$2,306,583 



FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
ANDREW McTERXEX 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Board of Assessors 



104 



Board of Public Welfare 



The demands for aid on the Department of Public Welfare 
have been greater than any previous year, due primarily to the 
unemployment situation. 

In return for aid given to able-bodied men, the board demanded 
work. In conjunction with the Board of Public Works, the Ceme- 
tery Department and the Tree Department, needy men have 
labored for the town. 

Under the Board of Public Works, drains have been laid, land 
graded, and brush and trees removed from Carmel Woods. In the 
Cemetery Department, they also laid drains, graded land and 
removed brush. For the work done in the Tree Department, these 
men cleared the roadsides of unsightly brushes. 

All men who labored for this Welfare Department received 
cash payment instead of food orders. 

We cooperated with all charitable organizations and individuals 
by whom we were materially aided and to whom we owe our 
gratitude. 

In June 1932, this board appointed an Emergency Unemploy- 
ment Committee who collected funds from many town organiza- 
tions as well as from individuals. This committee efficiently dis- 
tributed funds for labor under the able direction of Walter E. 
Curtis, Vice-President in charge of operations. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Board of Public Welfare 



105 



Fire Department 

January 1 , 1933 

To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the report of the Fire Department from 
January 1, 1932 to January 1, 1933. 

During this time the department has answered 48 hell and 216 
still alarms. 

We have laid 7200 feet of iy 2 inch, 3200 feet of % inch, 7500 
feet \]/2 inch, and 4100 feet of 1 inch hose. 

The equipment consists of one combination pump, hose and 
booster tank, one combination pump, hose, and chemical, one 
combination hose and chemical, one ladder truck, one forest fire 
truck, one ambulance, 6200 feet of 2 }/£ inch hose, one forest fire 
pump, 1200 feet \ x /i inch hose, 1650 feet of 1 inch hose. 

Value of buildings and contents 8242,065.00; loss on same 
$11,252,00 mostly covered by insurance. 

During the year the Ambulance has answered 219 calls to take 
sick or injured persons to hospitals or home covering 4185 miles. 

Respectfully yours, 

CHARLES F. EMERSON. 

Chief Fire Department 



106 



Police Department 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of And over: 
Gentlemen: 

I herewith submit the report of the Police Department for the 
year ending December 31, 1932. 

MISCELLANEOUS COMPLAINTS RECEIVED AND 

INVESTIGATED 

Complaints received and investigated 464 

Automobile accidents investigated 152 

Ambulance calls (covered by Police) 42 

Summons served for out of town police 79 

Automobiles stolen 13 

Automobiles recovered 13 

Automobiles recovered stolen out of town 7 

Bicycles stolen 17 

Bicycles recovered 7 

Breaks in camps and dwelling houses 25 

Breaks investigated by police 25 

Doors found open and secured 201 

Children found and returned to parents 17 

Dogs killed by automobiles 25 

Tel. and Tel. poles reported down 5 

Street lights reported out 195 

Suicides reported 4 

Fires covered by police 32 

Dogs reported lost 19 

Persons notified for out of town officers 55 

Dogs killing hens 11 

Persons bitten by dogs 10 

Trees reported blown down 3 

Dead bodies cared for 5 

False alarms of fire 1 

Lights at dangerous places 6 

Live wires down and guarded 9 

107 



Stolen property — value S4267 

Stolen property recovered — value $6835 

(Part of property recovered stolen elsewhere) 

DISPOSITION OF CASES 

On file g 

Paid fines 48 

Committed to State Ins. 9 

Committed to House of Correction 10 

Committed to State Schools 3 

Suspended Sentence to State Schools 11 

Suspended to Bridgewater 2 

Released by parole officer 4 

Held for Grand Jury 6 

Discharged and released next morning 43 

Probation 1 2 

Not Guilty 1 

Continued 3 

Appealed 7 

Fines paid in lower court $1965 

Fines paid in Superior court 650 

Total $2615 

Total Arrests 167 

Males 164 

Females 3 

Automobile Violations 59 

This includes operating under influence and drunk 23 

POLICE DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT 

One Studebaker Automobile 

Three Harley Davidson Motor Cycles 

Two Gas Guns 

Twelve Revolvers 

Two large Search Lights 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE A. DANE, 

Chief of Police 

108 



Board of Health Nurse 
and Agent 



To the Board of Health: 

As Nurse and Agent I submit the following report for the year 
1932. There have been 204 contagious diseases reported, classified 
and compared with 1930 and 1931 as follows: 





1932 


1931 


1930 


Septic Sore Throat 


1 








Dog Bite 


4 


1 


10 


Amobic Dysentery 


1 








Tuberculosis 


3 


10 


5 


Typhoid Fever 


1 








Scarlet Fever 


16 


9 


7 


Chicken Pox 


66 


3 


31 


Whooping Cough 





11 


77 


Diphtheria 





1 


1 


Measles 


18 


268 


17 


Mumps 


79 


6 


3 


Anterio Poliomyelitis 





2 


3 


Gonorrhea 


4 


2 


10 


Syphilis 


6 


3 


2 


Influenza 





6 


1 


German Measles 


1 


18 


1 


Suppurative Conjunctivitis 


1 








Lobar Pneumonia 


3 


2 


6 



204 342 174 



109 



Deaths from Contagious Diseases 



Tuberculosis 
Lobar Pneumonia 
Septic Sore Throat 



1932 


1931 


1930 


4 








2 


2 


6 


1 









Impetigo is a disease not reportable to the Board of Health, 
but in the summer I received many complaints after the opening 
of Pomps Pond. Samples of water were taken from the pond and 
analyzed and found to have been in perfect condition for bathing 
purposes. Pomps Pond was visited regularly by the Board of 
Health and I take this opportunity to thank those in charge of the 
pond for their cooperation in keeping it clean and a suitable place 
for our children to bathe. 

The Schick Test and Treatment has been just as effectual in 
combating Diphtheria this year as in the past, for there have been 
no cases of Diphtheria in Andover where the treatment has been 
given. 

Although we have had some deaths from Tuberculosis in 1932 
the percentage in the death rate for this disease has been very 
low. I think the Chadwick Clinic is proving to be very essential 
to the children and I know if the mothers follow the advice given 
by the doctors, who have been examining all our underweight 
children, we will have fewer active adult cases of Tuberculosis in 
the future. 

There has been an epidemic of mumps in the past three months. 
The quarantine for patients having mumps remains the same, but 
the quarantine has been abolished for contacts. 

Following the big epidemic of Infantile Paralysis in 1908 the 
State of Massachusetts in 1910 made this disease reportable to the 
Board of Health. It is interesting to watch this disease as it seems 
as if there were a great number of cases followed by a drop, during 
a period of four years, and then an epidemic has pretty generally 
followed. It was thought advisable by the Board of Health to have 
several Clean Up Weeks in Andover this year because of the fact 

110 



that 1932 was supposed to have been the high rate year for this 
disease, and it is most gratifying to all that we went through the 
year without a case. 

All barber shops in Andover have conformed to the new ruling. 
Towels, stiptics, sterilizers, brushes and all articles used were 
found to be in good condition when inspected. 

Fewer complaints were received about food stuffs this year, and 
we had no poisoning cases reported which were caused by foods. 

All contagious diseases must be reported by the physician, 
parent or guardian, to the Board of Health. Failure to do this 
often results in penalty. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LOTTA M. JOHNSON, R.N. 

Agent 



Report of Town Physician 



January 29, 1933 
Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : — 

I, herewith, submit the annual report of cases seen and treated 
by the undersigned, in the capacity of Town Physician, for the 
year ending December thirty-first, nineteen hundred thirty-two. 

House Calls 376 

Office Calls 127 

Maternity 2 

Respectfully yours, 

JOHN J. HARTIGAN 



ill 



Report of Building Inspector 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit my report for the year 1932. 

One hundred thirteen permits were issued. In addition to the 
six new dwellings four buildings were converted into dwellings 
under alterations : 

Dwellings 6 

Garages (one stall) 13 

Garages (two or more stalls) 12 

Additions 21 

Alterations 14 

Camps 1 1 

Hen Houses 20 

Barns 5 

Roadside Stands 4 

Filling Stations 2 

Summer House 
Kennel House 
Community Building 
Pigeon Coop 
Building Razed 

113 

Dormitories in town containing eight or more rooms above the 
second story were inspected to see that they comply with the law 
relative to safety appliances, and a report of each inspection was 
forwarded to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

The elevators in town were inspected and a report on each sent 
to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDWARD R. LAWSON, 

Building Inspector 

112 



Animal Inspector's Report 

January 3, 1933 
Board of Selectmen, 
Town of Andover. 
Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year ending Decem- 
ber 31, 1932. 

Number of cattle inspected 750 

Number of swine inspected 505 

Number of sheep and goats inspected 10 

Number of stables inspected 109 

Number of interstate cattle identified and released 93 

Number of dogs quarantined 23 

Number of dogs affected with rabies 1 

RAY S. YOUMANS, D.V.M. 

Inspector of Animals, Andover 



Report of Moth Superintendent 

January 1, 1933 

The Gypsy moth infestation is general throughout the Town, 
conditions in the South district being much improved over the 
last two years. 

We have collected a few Brown-tail Moth webs and found 
Satin Moths in various parts of the Town. Considerable late 
spraying was done to combat the Fall webworms. The general 
cutting and burning of much brush should greatly help condi- 
tions, and because of this work and a decrease in the amount of 
private spraying, I shall be able to maintain the excellent general 
condition of the Town with a decreased appropriation. 

I, therefore, recommend the sum of $3750.00 to carry on the 
work of the Moth Department for the coming year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RALPH T. BERRY, Moth Supt. 
113 



Report of Tree Warden 



January 1, 1933 

Besides the regular routine work of the Tree Department 
much needed brush cutting has been done on the following 
streets; Haverhill, Beacon, Tewksbury, Chester, High, Salem, 
Vine, Osgood, Blanchard, Brown, River, Andover, North, 
Woburn and Pleasant; and Greenwood, Chandler, Red Spring, 
Reservation, Highland, Jenkins, Rocky Hill, Bellevue, Das- 
comb, Holt, Wildwood, Boutwell, Argilla, Bancroft, River, 
High Plain, Haggetts Pond, Prospect Hill Roads. 

This work was done with help furnished by the Andover 
Emergency Committee, Soldiers Relief, and Public Welfare. 
The Tree Department furnished the tools, transportation, and 
the work was supervised by the Tree Warden. 

The extra help having taken care of much of the brush work 
a larger amount of the appropriation will be available for tree 
work. 

I therefore recommend that the sum of S3 750.00 to carry on the 
work of the Tree Department for the coming year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RALPH T. BERRY, Tree Warden 



114 



Spring Grove Cemetery 



The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit the following 
report for the year 1932. 

Extension work outside regular work was as follows : 

Meadow near Tool House — Relaying walls of brook 200 feet. 
Digging and building ditch, covering same with cement slabs and 
earth a distance of 1439 feet. Dynamiting 35 boulders. Removing 
50 stumps and boulders. 

Lawn on East Side between Office and Tool House — Relaying 
200 feet of wall in brook — covering same with cement slabs and 
loam and top dressing with lawn seed. 

Old Railroad Project — Digging and building ditch, 1180 feet in 
distance — covering with cement slabs; 200 loads of gravel, 100 
loads of cinders. Planting 75 maple and birch trees. Planting 200 
Fraser fir, hemlock, white and red spruce. Installing 4 granite 
posts — 2 at each end with chains. Installed cement stairs on west 
side — 25 steps and landing and iron railing. 

Veteran Lot to Lower End Cemetery— West Side. Cutting 
road 850 feet; 300 loads gravel. 

Old Side — West — Installing 2658 feet curbing. 

Lower End Cemetery— Digging 250 feet ditch to take care of 
water from drains. Digging two catch basins 8 feet x 7 feet. 

Wood Lot West Side— 10 acres brush cut — thinning out trees 
and dead wood. 20 cords of wood taken out and piled for Welfare 
Department. 

Plowing West Side— Plowed one acre land west side and re- 
moved stumps and stones. 

Corner Posts East Side — Four posts removed on each of 7 lots 
and replaced with flat type stones without cost to owner of lot- 
Initials on each stone. It is the intention of Trustees to take care 
of twenty more old lots in the future. 

115 



Driveways East Side — Two loads crushed stone placed on 
edges. 

Catch Basin — One installed at entrance. 

Painting — Storehouse stained two coats — Office painted two 
coats. Tomb doors, tool house doors, office shutters and settees 
one coat. 

Nursery — Set out 100 trees and shrubs. Trees, a gift to this 
department of 40 Catalpa trees, were planted late in fall on both 
sides of cemetery. 

This work has all been done by labor furnished from the Ando- 
ver Emergency Relief Committee and we have accomplished five 
years' work in one year. 

Our projects for 1933 are finishing the Old Railroad Project, the 
further extension of curbing in the Old Side West, which is badly 
needed ; the setting out of trees on the East side of cemetery and 
the general beautification of the grounds. 

Number of lots sold this year, 19. Number of single graves sold 
this year 3, and number of interments during year 68. 

Respectfully submitted. 

TRUSTEES SPRINT, GROVE CEMETERY 

WALTER E. CURTIS, Chairman 
FRED E. CHEEVER. Secretary 



116 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 

December 31, 1932 
To the Board of Selectmen of The Town of Andover: 
Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year of 1932. 

• Scales 

Platform over 5000 lbs. 
Platform 100 lbs. to 5000 lbs. 
Counter 100 lbs. or over 
Counter under 100 lbs. 
Beam 100 lbs. or over 
Beam under 100 lbs. 
Spring 100 lbs. or over 
Spring under 100 lbs. 
Computing 100 lbs. or over 
Computing under 100 lbs. 
Personal Weighing 
Personal Weighing 
Public Schools 
Prescription 

Weights and Measures 

Avoirdupois 

Apothecary 

Metric 

Gasoline Meas. Pumps 

Kerosene Meas. Pumps 

Oil Meas. Pumps 

Quantity Meas. Pumps 

Yard Sticks 

Licenses Issued 
Hawkers and Peddlers 9 

I have collected from December 1, 1931 through November 30, 
1932, one hundred thirty dollars and one cent ($130.01). 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

117 



Sealed 


9 


i < 


41 


i i 


3 


i i 


50 


a 


1 


a 


3 


t i 


2 


i i 


62 


i t 


1 


a 


32 


i i 


10 


i 4 


7 


No charge 




Sealed 


4 


res 

Sealed 


285 


u 


39 


it 


45 


" (Adjusted 6) 


79 


a 


19 


<< 


1 


it 


458 


a 


6 



Town of Andover — Jury List 



Abbott, Chester D. 
Abbott, Newton S. 
Alexander, John P. 
Ambye, C. Leroy 
Anderson, Ernest E. 
Barnard, W. Shirley 
Barrett, John S. 
Barry, Nicholas J. 
Beirne, Francis X. 
Blomquist, Bror G. 
Borneman, Frank J. 
Brown, George B. 
Bu'ote, Larry B. 
Buxton, Ira 
Buxton, Walter E. 
Cairnie, Robert V. 
Carter, Herbert P. 
Chadwick, Nathaniel 
Chambers, Arthur S. 
Clinton, John H. 
Comber, Joseph 
Conlon, Daniel, Jr. 
Cook, Charles S. 
Corliss, William B. 
Craik, James B. 
Crowley, Philip A. 
Dobbie, Robert 
Doyle, Frederick 
Dufton, George C. H. 
Eaton, Charles A. 
Ellis, Franklin T. 
Fairweather, James D. 
Fallon, Joseph E., Jr. 
Feeney, Byron J. 
Flanagan, Charles J. 



(June, 1932) 

Farmer 1 

Carpenter 

Machinist 

Manager 

Farmer 

Clerk 

Clerk 

Machinist 

Bookkeeper 

Electrician 

Carpenter 

Shipper 

Engineer 

Carpenter 

Painter 

Operative 

Teacher 

Clerk 

Farmer 

Iron Moulder 

Signal Operator 

Salesman 

Bookkeeper 

Farmer 

Painter 

Gardener 

Trucking 

Carpenter 

Contractor 

Farmer 

Laborer 

Poultryman 

Accountant 

Salesman 

Brush Maker 

118 



15 Red Spring Rd. 
River Rd. 
74 Summer St. 
73 Lowell St. 
Ballardvale Rd. 
12 High St. 
63 Burnham Rd. 
Lowell St. 
23 Bartlet St. 
49 Union St. 
Prospect Hill Rd. 
34 Elm St. 
Boston Rd. 
So. Main St. 
19 Summer St. 
18 Baker Lane 
Lowell St. 
4 Main St. Terr. 
Lowell St. 
Andover St. 
Center St. 
8 Windsor St. 
14 Carisbrooke St. 
Osgood St. 
14 Essex St. 
141 Chestnut St. 
28 Maple Ave. 
Chandler Rd. 
4 Dufton Rd. 
Lowell St. 
109 Elm St. 
15 Abbot St. 
2 Summer St. 
Holt Rd. 
49 Poor St. 



Flint, John H. 
Flint, William M. 
Folk, G. Edgar 
Foster, Russell J. 
Gibson, William H. 
Gill, Joseph M. 
Gilliard, Stephen A. 
Gilman, Albert E. 
Gray, Claremont I. 
Haggerty, Daniel J. 
Hall, Roy W. 
Hardy, Frederick C. 
Harnedy, William A. 
Henderson, George M. 
Henderson, John 
Hennessey, William 
Hickey, William R. 
Hill, John K. 
Hilton, Henry 
Holt, George A. 
Holt, John V. 
Holt, Jonathan E. 
Hovey, James H. 
Hurley, John F. 
Hutcheson, Douglas W. 
Jaques, Robert G. 
Johnson, Howard B. 
Kendall, Frank H. E. 
Kurth, William W. 
Ledwell, William T. 
Lewis, Herbert 
Livingston, Clinton R. 
Livingston, George F. 
Luce, Rowland L. 
Lynch, Michael 
Matthews, Clester E. 
McCarthy, Frank G. 
McDermitt, William G. 
Merrick, James H. 



Painter 

Farmer 

Industrial Sec 

Electrician 

Salesman 

Carpenter 

Overseer 

Carpenter 

Clerk 

Coachman 

Clerk 

Farmer 

Clerk 

Carpenter 

Carpenter 

Finisher 

Clerk 

Clerk 

Operative 

Carpenter 

Retired 

Sexton 

Carpenter 

Carpenter 

Printer 

Farmer 

Electrician 

Carpenter 

Merchant 

Retired 

Farmer 

Operative 

Farmer 

Furniture 

Operative 

Wool Sorter 

Contractor 

Operative 

Electrician 



33 High St. 

Bailey Rd. 

75 Chestnut St. 

78 Lowell St. 

29 Chestnut St. 

16 Cuba St. 

28 Chestnut St. 

Lowell St. 

32 Washington Ave. 

74 Morton St. 

53 Poor St. 

Haggetts Pond Rd. 

24 Summer St. 

Andover St. 

64 Red Spring Rd. 

1 Cassimere St. 

6 No. Main St. 

11 Carlisle St. 

67 High St. 

8 Summer St. 

74 Bartlet St. 

29 Bartlet St. 

So. Main St. 

10 Harding St. 

115 Summer St. 

69 Maple Ave. 

Carmel Rd. 

7 Chestnut St. 

300 No. Main St. 

89 Main St. 

Lowell St. 

Andover St. 

Brown St. 

19 Summer St. 

6 Ridge St. 

Center St. 

12 Wolcott Ave. 

Woburn St. 

3 Cuba St. 



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Mooar, Philip C. 
Morrison, Fred H. 
Moss, James 
Myatt, Peter S. 
Nelligan, John J. 
Newton, Charles M. 
Nicoll, Frank L. 
North, Harry C. 
Paine, Joshua L. 
Peters, Thomas 
Petrie, Alexander B. 
Piatt, Thomas W. 
Poland, Frank S. 
Poland, John 
Rennie, Adam E. 
Richardson, Olin L. 
Robb, David 
Ronan, William A. 
Ryder, Arthur F. 
Schofield, James F. 
Schultz, Joseph C. 
Shea, Maurice P. 
Shiers, Frederick R. 
Smith, James L. 
Stack, John 
Stevens, Clinton H. 
Stott, Joseph K. 
Sweeney, John 
Sweeney, John F. 
Taylor, Thomas D. 
Tewksbury, Willis H 
Tolman, Eugene F. 
Tucker, Charles H. 
Turner, Harvey G. 
Turner, Patrick J. 
Ward, Wallace W. 
Williams, Robert 
Winslow, Henry F. 
Zalla, Eugene 



Mechanic 

Salesman 

Plasterer 

Laborer 

Clerk 

Poultryman 

Painter 

Clerk 

Blacksmith 

Engineer 

Gardener 

Carpenter 

Plumber 

Auto Worker 

Farmer 

Laborer 

I upholsterer 

( 'hauffeur 

Retired 

Weaver 

Painter 

Percher 

Ice Business 

Salesman 

Retired 

Accountant 

Accountant 

1 'lumber 

Steamfitter 

Machinist 

Retired 

Salesman 

Gardener 

Farmer 

Plumber 

Carpenter 

Janitor 

Farmer 

Laborer 



108 Lowell St. 

5 Sutherland St. 

Andover St. 

Highland Ave. 

89 Chestnut St. 

Boutwell Rd. 

103 Summer St. 

17 Carisbrooke St. 

29 Washington Ave. 

37 Lowell St. 

47 Bartlet St. 

Bancroft Rd. 

34 Union St. 

68 Whittier St. 

Argilla Rd. 

10 Washington Ave. 

6 Morton St. 

58 Morton St. 

Andover St. 

Andover St. 

Salem St. 

30 Burnham Rd. 

North St. 

5 York St. 

20 Summer Si . 

1 1 Argyle St. 

High St., B. V. 

34 Chestnut St. 

42 High St. 

79 Lowell St. 

Hidden Ri\. 

357 No. Main St. 

Ill Abbot St. 

So. Main St. 

Andover St. 

38 Whittier St. 

4 Sterling St. 

Lowell St. 

27 Florence St. 



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TOWN WARRANT 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. : To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in Elections and in Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the 
designated polling places in Precinct One, Two, Three and Four, 
viz: The Town House in Precinct One; the Old Schoolhouse, 
Ballardvale, in Precinct Two; the Administration Building, 
Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three, and the Phillips Club 
House, School Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover, on 

MONDAY, THE SIXTH DAY OF MARCH, 1933 at 6 o'clock 
A.M., to act on the following articles: 

Article 1. — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk 
for one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for one 
year, one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one 
member of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members 
of the School Committee for three years, two members of the 
Board of Public Works for three years, one member of the Board 
of Public Works, for one year, to fill a vacancy, one member of the 
Board of Health for three years, three Constables for one year, one 
Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for seven years, one Trustee of 
Punchard Free School for one year, to fill a vacancy, one Tree 
Warden for one year, one member of the Planning Board for five 
years, one member of the Planning Board for four years, to fill a 
vacancy, one member of the Planning Board for three years, to fill 
a vacancy, one member of the Planning Board for two years, to fill 
a vacancy, and all town officers required by law to be elected by 
ballot. Also to vote Yes or No on the following question : 

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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING REFERENDUM QUESTION 

To see if the town will approve the consideration by the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts of the establishment in West 
Andover, so called, of a State School for the use of the Depart- 
ment of Mental Diseases. 

All the above candidates and question to be voted for on one 
ballot. The polls will be open from 6 o'clock a.m. to 6.30 o'clock 
p.m. 

After final action on the preceding Article One, the said meet- 
ing shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of 
General Laws, to Monday, March 13, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. at the 
Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following articles, 
namely: 

Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law to 
be elected by ballot. 

Article 3: — To determine what sums of money shall be ap- 
propriated for the following purposes. 

Appropriation for the Assessors, Board of Selectmen, and all de- 
partments under their control. 

American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Armistice Day, 
Memorial Day, Mothers' Aid, Soldiers' Relief, State Aid, Old 
Age Assistance, Public Welfare, Damages to Persons and 
Property, Elections and Registrations, Insurance, Essex 
County Tuberculosis Hospital, Pomps Pond, Public Dump, 
Printing Town Report, Town Officers, Town Scales, Inspector 
of Wires, Sealer of Weights and Measures, Assessors Survey, 
Municipal Buildings, Infirmary, Moth Suppression, Tree 
Warden, Police Department, Fire Department, Brush Fires, 
Interest, Retirement of Bonds. 

Appropriation for the Board of Health. 
Appropriation for Trustees of Memorial Hall Library. 
Appropriation for Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery. 
Appropriation for Street Lighting Committee. 
Appropriation for School Committee. 

Appropriation for all departments under the control of the Board of 
Public Works. 

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Highway Maintenance, Highway Construction, Water Main- 
tenance, Water Construction and Service Pipe, Sewer Depart- 
ment, Parks and Playgrounds, Snow Removal and Sanding. 

Appropriations for any other Town Charges and Expenses. 

Article 4: — In the event of the town adopting the article sub- 
mitted under Special Town Meeting Referendum Question as to a 
State School in West Andover, to elect from the floor, a commit- 
tee of three, five or more to represent Andover, and request the 
State authorities to reconsider the project. 

Article 5 : — To see if the town will vote to purchase from the 
Automatic Signal Corporation the traffic signal installation now in 
operation at the intersection of Main and Chestnut Streets and to 
appropriate $1000.00 to cover the purchase price of same. 

Article 6: — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public W^orks to extend the water main from the present dead 
end at Henderson Farm on River Road to the residence of Leon 
Hardy on River Road, and appropriate the sum of $7580.00 to 
care for this work, on petition of Leon W. Hardy and others. 

Article 7 :— To see if the Town will vote to extend the water 
main from its present dead end on High Plain Road, along High 
Plain Road to a point opposite the property of George Muller and 
appropriate the sum of $4292.00 therefor, to be expended under 
the direction of the Board of Public Works, on petition of George 
Muller and others. 

Article 8: — To see if the Town will vote'to extend the water 
main from its present dead end on Love joy Road along Love joy 
Road, to a point opposite the property of Ludwika Murach, and 
appropriate the sum of $3400.00 therefor, to be expended under 
the direction of the Board of Public Works, on petition of Paul 
Fortuna and others. 

Article 9: — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of Stinson 
Road and Holt Road to a point in front of the property of Arthur 
N. Comeau, and appropriate the sum of $2000.00 therefor, on pe- 
tition of Arthur N. Comeau and others. 

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Article 10: — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead end 
on Gray Road to property of James A. Lynch on Gray Road and 
appropriate the sum of S2500.00 to care for the work, on petition 
of James A. Lynch and others. 

Article 11: — To see if the Town will vote to extend the fire 
alarm system, by locating a signal box on Corbett Road, in the 
vicinity of Topping Road, and appropriate the sum of $350.00 
for this purpose, to be expended by the Fire Department, on peti- 
tion of John O. Bu/zell and others. 

Article 12: — To see if the Town of Andover will vote to ap- 
propriate the sum of Thirty >e\en hundred dollar- $3700 1 for the 
purpose of building a gravel road with a hard surface top on 
Corbett Street from Aver Street to the Lawrence line, a distance 
of 2783 feet, on petition of Lucien J. Topping and other-. 

ARTICLE 13: —To see if the Town will vote to install a drainage 
system, lay curbing, and build a road on Ferndale Avenue, and 
appropriate the sum of 86500. 00 therefor, on petition of Hayward 
( '.. Whiteway and others 

ARTICLE 14: —To see if the town will vote to build Poor Street 
between No. Main Street and William Street following a plan 
drawn and submitted by the Essex County engineers, and appro- 
priate the sum of $10,000.00 for this work to be expended under 
the direction of the Board of Public Works, on petition of Edward 
A. Anderson and other-. 

Article 15: — To see if the town will vote to accept as a public 
way the way now known as Canterbury Street from a point 600 
feet westerly from Lowell Street for a distance of about 2500 feet 
as approved by the Board of Survey, on petition of Ernest A. 
Johnson and other-. 

Article 16: — To see if the town will vote to authorize and in- 
struct the Board of Selectmen to purchase the below described 
property, to wit ; bounded as follows : 
Easterly: by Main Street, three hundred thirty-eight (338) feet, 

more or les-. 

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Southerly by land now or formerly of Sutherland, two hundred 
forty-eight and forty one hundredths (248.40) feet, more or 
less, to the centre of a right-of-way forty (40) feet wide. 
Westerly: by the centre of said driveway three hundred fifty-six 

and three tenths (356.3) feet, more or less, and 
Northerly: by Lowell Street two hundred one and twenty-four 

one hundredths (201.24) feet, more or less. 
Containing approximately seventy-eight thousand eight hundred 
and thirty-six (78,836) square feet, together with the use in 
common with others of the forty (40) foot driveway herein- 
before mentioned, 
for the purpose to have and to hold the same exclusively as a 
public municipal park for the enjoyment of the citizens of Ando- 
ver and beautification of this important approach to the town, at a 
purchase price not to exceed $8,500.00, payable without interest 
in three, equal, annual installments none of which is to exceed 
$2, 833. 34, the first payment to be made upon passing of the deed. 
Upon petition of William W. Kurth and others. 

Article 17: — To see if the town will vote to accept for the 
purpose of street widening a voluntary conveyance of two parcels 
of land in Andover, by Quitclaim Deed of Edmund Marcoux et ux 
to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover the plan describing 
said parcels being on file in the office of the Town Clerk, and said 
parcels, according to said plan being described as follows: 

Parcel 1. Beginning as a point in the northerly line of Juliette 
Road, said point being 719.13 feet more or less easterly of the 
junction of the northerly line of Juliette Road with the easterly 
line of Corbett Road; thence northeasterly by land of grantor 
47.5 feet to land of Alice and Alfred Bedard; thence southeasterly 
10 feet to the northerly line of Juliette Road; thence westerly by 
said northerly line of Juliette Road 48.48 feet to point of be- 
ginning, being a triangular shaped piece of land and containing 
237.5 square feet. 

Parcel 2. Beginning at a point in the northerly line of Juliette 
Road said point being 967.61 feet more or less easterly from a 
point marking the junction of the northerly line of Juliette Road 
with the easterly line of Corbett Road; thence northwesterly 10 

125 



feet to a point at land of Alice and Alfred Bedard ; thence north- 
easterly by land of the grantor 155 feet to a point at land of 
Henry and Sarah Provencer; thence southeasterly by land of 
said Provencer 10 feet to a point on the northerly line of Juliette 
Road; thence southwesterly by said northerly line of Juliette 
Road 155 feet to point of beginning, being a rectangular shaped 
piece of land and containing 1550 square feet. 

Being parcels "A" and "C" shown on plan entitled, "Plan of 
land in Andover, Mass., Edmund Marcoux et al and Alice Bedard 
et al to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, made by Morse 
& Dickinson, Engineers, Haverhill. 

Article 18: — To see if the town will vote to accept as a volun- 
tary conveyance for the purpose of street widening, the following- 
described parcel of land, by Quitclaim Deed of Alfred Bedard etux 
to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover the plan describing 
said parcel being on file in the office of the Town Clerk. 

Beginning at a point in the northerly line of Juliette Road, said 
point being 767.61 feet easterly from a point marking the junc- 
tion of the northerly line of Juliette Road with the easterly line of 
Corbett Road; thence northwesterly 10 feet to a point at land of 
Edmund and Felexine Marcoux; thence northeasterly by land of 
the grantor 200 feet to a point at land of Edmund and Felexine 
Marcoux; thence southeasterly 10 feet to a point in the northerly 
line of Juliette Road; thence southwesterly by said northerly line 
of Juliette Road 200 feet to point of beginning, being a rectangu- 
lar shaped piece of land and containing 2000 square feet and shown 
as parcel "B" on a plan entitled, 'Plan of land in Andover, 
Mass., Edmund Marcoux et al and Alice Bedard et al to the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, made by Morse & Dickin- 
son, Engineers, Haverhill. 

Article 19: — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of 
$3000.00 for the purpose of cutting down the street grade on 
Carmel Road from Walnut Avenue to the Town Infirmary and 
establish a new grade adjusted to the grade of the adjoining 
properties and including the building of a sidewalk in said street, 
on petition of Ralph L. Draper and others. 

126 



Article 20:— To see if the Town will appropriate the sum ot 
Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for the installation of Traffic 
Control Signals at the intersection of Lowell, Haverhill, Poor and 
North Main Streets in Shawsheen Village, on petition of Thomas 
F. Hendrick and others. 

Article 21: — To see if the town will vote to erect a suitable 
fence on the south and southeasterly line of the Town of Andover 
property on the line of Hurley, Bell, Crawford, Rand, Dwane, 
Bell, and Ronan a distance of about 1020 feet providing for such 
entrances as may be deemed advisable and appropriate $200.00 
to cover the cost of same to be expended by the Board of Public 
Works, on petition of Bridget T. Hurley and others. 

Article 22: — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $30,000.00 for the purpose of widening and straightening 
Main Street from Chapel Avenue to the State line. A plan of the 
proposed construction will be presented to the voters at the 
Annual Town Meeting, on petition of William A. G. Kidd and 
others. 

Article 23: — To see if the town of Andover will give first 
preference for work on the Board of Public Works, Moth and 
Tree Depts., and Spring Grove Cemetery to any tax payer to full 
amount of such tax payer's debts to the town of Andover upon 
presentation to the superintendents of the above mentioned 
Depts., an application for such work and is physically able to 
perform such work, provided that such application for work has 
attached a bill stating the full amount of said applicant's taxes 
due the town of Andover, from the Tax Collector, and an order 
to the Town Treasurer to pay each week one half (}/£) the amount 
earned, to suid Tax Collector, until the total of said tax bill has 
been paid, on petition of Michael M. Dwyer and others. 

Article 24: — To see if the town of Andover will grant an 
abatement, upon request, to any user of town water for any ar- 
rears of amount due for the year A.D. 1932, who have been on 
the Town Welfare Dept., or the Andover Unemployment 
Bureau for a period of eight (8) weeks or longer, on petition of 
Michael M. Dwyer and others. 

127 



Article 25 : — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install a drain pipe from a point approximately 
150 feet west of Stratford Road on Summer Street to Stratford 
Road, thence along Stratford Road to Chestnut Street, and thence 
westerly along Chestnut Street to an existing 30" pipe, and ap- 
propriate the sum of S3300.00 therefor, on petition of Michael 
M. Dwyer and others. 

Article 26: — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the time 
of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

# 
Given under our hands this thirteenth day of February, A.D., 

1933. 

FRANK H. HARDY 

ANDREW McTERNEN 

JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of And over 
A true copy. Attest : 

Constable 
Andover, February 13, 1933 



128 



Recommendations of the 
Finance Committee 



To our Fellow Townspeople: 

With a full realization of the unemployment situation during 
the past year, and confessing its deep concern over that same 
problem for the year 1933, your Finance Committee has en- 
deavored to compile a budget which makes for maximum econ- 
omy consistent with the proper administration of Town Affairs. 

Many citizens have been led to believe that the watchword of 
a Finance Committee should be lessened expenditures only, and 
that the amount appropriated should, each year be less than the 
amounts for the preceding year. This attitude is true only when it 
contributes to the general and ultimate welfare of any muni- 
cipality. 

The total amount of the budget includes the salary reductions 
recommended by the different department heads, a ten per cent 
reduction suggested by the Finance Committee from what might 
be termed operating expenses or cost of materials, and the entire 
elimination of other projects which can well be postponed to a 
later date. 

Continuing its policy of last year, the Finance Committee 
again disapproves of all expenditures for new work in 1933. 

The committee appointed by the Moderator at the last Town 
Meeting to investigate the hours and duties of our Town Officials, 
submitted its report to the Finance Committee without a recom- 
mendation during November 1932. The thanks of our citizens are 
due this committee for its very efficient work. 

Compared with ten other towns with similar population and 
wealth, Andover's position is extremely gratifying as to cost, 
amount, and kinds of work performed. When first published it 
appeared that the compensation of a few of our officials was 

129 



comparatively high. A further investigation proves this to be an 
error. In Andover, in these cases, one individual directs several 
departments, whereas in the other towns in comparison, each 
department has its own separate head. The efficiency and econ- 
omy of the Andover method must therefore be obvious to the 
most severe critic. 

Criticism has been expressed in past years by citizens who are 
unable to obtain proper service when calling at the town offices 
at certain hours of the day, the proper official not being present 
to transact the business in question, or to give the required in- 
formation sought. 

Your Finance Committee recommend that the town offices be 
opened for business with the proper official in attendance at least 
from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. and on Saturdays from 9 A.M. to 12 M. 
Sundays and holidays excepted. 

In addition to the reduction made by the Board of Selectmen 
in the Police salary budget, the Finance Committee has also 
deducted $1300.00, the amount of salary paid to the former 
Police Department clerk. This salary was in the nature of a pen- 
sion, which should cease upon the death of the recipient. It is 
neither necessary nor desirable at this time to make any additions 
to the police force. 

In the interests of economy the Assessors' Survey for 1933 
should be omitted. Consequently no provision has been made by 
the Finance Committee for the continuance of this work. 

In making a ten per cent rental reduction in the amounts sub- 
mitted for the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign 
Wars, it was assumed that some of the saving to the landlords 
due to a lower valuation and tax rate would be passed on to the 
town, which is the actual rent payer. 

Our people should remember that a fair tax rate depends to a 
great extent upon a fair valuation, and unless that valuation 
remains reasonably constant any attempt to compute a tax rate 
at this early date, is attendant with great uncertainty. 

In 1932 the budget of the Finance Committee called for a tax 
rate of $21.25. Months later, due to circumstances entirely 
beyond control of the Finance Committee the actual tax rate as 
announced was increased to $24.00. 

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Assuming the 1932 valuation to be effective in 1933 also, your 
Finance Committee submit the following: 

Appropriation for the Assessors, Board of Selectmen, and all 
Departments under their control: 

American Legion, Andover Post No. 8 

(Decrease $60.00) 
Veterans of Foreign Wars, for 12 months 

(Decrease $48.00) 
Armistice Day 

Memorial Day (Decrease $197.50) 
Mothers' Aid (Decrease $600.00) 
Soldiers' Relief (Increase $1550.00) 
State Aid (Decrease $50.00) 
Old Age Assistance (Increase $5300.00) 
Public Welfare (Increase $4530.00) 
Damages to Persons and Property (Decrease 

$50.00) 
Elections and Registrations (Decrease $1500.00) 
Insurance (Increase $435.27) 

Fire Insurance $ 3583.66 

Workmen's Compensation 3057.93 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital (Decrease 

$1201.06) 
Pomps Pond (Decrease $140.00) 

Payroll 

Operating Expenses 
Public Dump (Decrease $50.00) 

Payroll 

Operating Expenses 
Printing Town Report (Decrease $50.00) 
Town Officers (Decrease $1705.00) 

Payroll 

Operating Expenses 
Town Scales (Decrease $12.50) 

Payroll 

Operating Expenses 
Inspector of Wires (Decrease $45.00) 

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$ 540 , 


00 


432. 


00 


75. 


00 


652 


.50 


5400 


.00 


4050 


.00 


450 


.00 


15300 


.00 


15030, 


.00 


450 


.00 


900 


.00 


6641 


.59 





4711.85 




1260.00 


$ 1164.36 




95.64 






450 . 00 


$ 370.00 




80.00 




) 


540.00 




18220.00 


$14004.50 




4215.50 






112.50 


$ 92 . 50 




20.00 





405 . 00 



Payroll $ 370.00 

Operating Expenses 35 . 00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures (Decrease $50.00) 



450.00 



Payroll 


S 370.00 




Operating Expenses 


80.00 




Assessors' Survey 




None 


Municipal Buildings (Decrease $813.42} 


i 


3186.58 


Payroll 


$ 1346.80 




Operating Expenses 


1839.78 




Infirmary (Decrease $1094.14) 




6805.86 


Payroll 


S 2079.58 




Operating Expenses 


4726.28 




Moth Suppression (Decrease $937.00) 




3563.00 


Payroll 


S 2309.45 




Operating Expenses 


1253.55 




Tree Warden (Decrease $1018.00) 




3482.00 


Payroll 


3306.76 




Operating Expenses 


175.24 




Police Department (Decrease S3636.81) 




23213.19 


Payroll 


SI 9902. 85 




Operating Expenses 


3310.34 




Fire Department (Decrease SI 783.00) 




25717.00 


Payroll 


S21995.57 




Operating Expenses 


3721.43 




Brush Fires (Decrease $100.00) 




900.00 


Interest (Decrease $4000.00) 




15000.00 


Shawsheen School 


S5185.00 




High School 


800.00 




Essex Sanatorium 


446.25 




Water Bonds 


335.00 




Sewer Bonds 


5156.25 




Short term notes 


3077.50 




Retirement of Bonds (Decrease $5000.00) 


34000.00 


Shawsheen School 


SI 2000. 00 




High School 


5000.00 




Essex Sanatorium 


7000.00 




Water Bonds 


3000.00 




Sewer Bonds 


7000.00 





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Appropriation for the Board of Health, 

including Baby Clinic 2790 . 00 

Payroll $ 2550.00 

Operating Expenses 240.00 

For care and treatment, Tubercular patients 

in hospitals and sanatoriums 2730.00 

Appropriation for Trustees of Memorial Hall 

Library (Decrease $800.00) 7200.00 

Payroll $ 7571.45 

Operating Expenses 3978.55 

(Credit from permanent funds, Dog Tax, etc. $4350.00) 

Appropriation for Trustees of Spring Grove 

Cemetery (Decrease $755.00) 6745 . 00 

Payroll $ 5020.00 

Operating Expenses 1725.00 

Appropriation for Street Lighting Committee 

(Decrease $3300.84) 17460.00 

Appropriation for School Committee (Decrease 

$12578.00) 135772.00 

Payroll $110763.00 

Operating Expenses 25009.00 

Appropriation for all departments under the control of the 
Board of Public Works : 

Highway Maintenance (Decrease $3600.00) 55000.00 

Payroll $ 20350.00 

Teams, truck hire, materials and 

expenses 34650.00 

Highway Construction None 

Water Department Maintenance (Decrease 

$1515.00) 26435.00 

Payroll $ 13135.00 

Operating Expenses 13300.00 

Water construction— service pipe (Increase 

$1275.00) 11125.00 

Payroll $ 6525.00 

Operating Expenses 4600.00 

Sewer Department (Decrease $225.00) 5375 . 00 

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Payroll $ 2573.00 

Operating Expenses 2802.00 

Parks and Playgrounds (Decrease 8306.00) 3694.00 

Payroll $ 3060.00 

Operating Expenses 634.00 

To relocate baseball diamond 1100.00 

Snow removal and sanding (Decrease S4500.00) 7500.00 



8474864.07 



Special Articles: 



No. 5 1000.00 

No. 11 350.00 



8476214.07 



Article 4: — In the event of the town adopting the article sub- 
mitted under Special Town Meeting Referendum Question as to a 
State School in West Andover, to elect from the floor, a commit- 
tee of three, five or more to represent Andover, and request the 
.State authorities to reconsider the project. 

(No action necessary) 

Article 5: — To see if the town will vote to purchase from the 
Automatic Signal Corporation the traffic signal installation now in 
operation at the intersection of Main and Chestnut Streets and to 
appropriate $1000.00 to cover the purchase price of same. 

(Approved) 

Article 6: — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end at Henderson Farm on River Road to the residence of Leon 
Hardy on River Road, and appropriate the sum of 87580.00 to 
care for this work, on petition of Leon W. Hardy and others. 

(Not approved) 

Article 7 : — To see if the Town will vote to extend the water 
main from its present dead end on High Plain Road, along High 
Plain Road to a point opposite the property of George Muller and 
appropriate the sum of 84292.00 therefor, to be expended under 

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the direction of the Board of Public Works, on petition of George 
Muller and others. 
(Not approved) 

Article 8 : — To see if the Town will vote to extend the water 
main from its present dead end on Lovejoy Road along Love joy 
Road, to a point opposite the property of Ludwika Murach, and 
appropriate the sum of $3400.00 therefor, to be expended under 
the direction of the Board of Public Works, on petition of Paul 
Fortuna and others. 

(Not approved) 

Article 9: — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of Stinson 
Road and Holt Road to a point in front of the property of Arthur 
N. Comeau, and appropriate the sum of $2000.00 therefor, on 
petition of Arthur N. Comeau and others. 

(Not approved) 

Article 10: — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead end 
on Gray Road to property of James A. Lynch on Gray Road and 
appropriate the sum of $2500.00 to care for the work, on petition 
of James A. Lynch and others. 

(Not approved) 

Article 1 1 : — To see if the Town will vote to extend the fire 
alarm system, by locating a signal box on Corbett Road, in the 
vicinity of Topping Road, and appropriate the sum of $350.00 
for this purpose, to be expended by the Fire Department, on peti- 
tion of John O. Buzzell and others. 

(Approved) 

Article 12: — To see if the Town of Andover will vote to ap- 
propriate the sum of Thirty seven hundred dollars ($3700) for the 
purpose of building a gravel road with a hard surface top on 
Corbett Street from Ayer Street to the Lawrence line, a distance 
of 2783 feet, on petition of Lucien J. Topping and others. 

(Not approved) 

Article 13 : — To see if the Town will vote to install a drainage 
system, lay curbing, and build a road on Ferndale Avenue, and 

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appropriate the sum of $6500.00 therefor, on petition of Hayward 
G. Whiteway and others. 
(Not approved) 

Article 14: — To see if the town will vote to build Poor Street 
between No. Main Street and William Street following a plan 
drawn and submitted by the Essex County engineers, and appro- 
priate the sum of S10,000.00 for this work to be expended under 
the direction of the Board of Public Works, on petition of Edward 
A. Anderson and others. ■ 

(Not approved) 

Article 15: — To see if the town will vote to accept as a public 
way the way now known as Canterbury Street from a point 600 
feet westerly from Lowell Street for a distance of about 2500 feet 
as approved by the Board of Survey, on petition of Ernest A. 
Johnson and others. 

(No action necessary) 

Article 16: — To see if the town will vote to authorize and in- 
struct the Board of Selectmen to purchase the below described 
property, to wit ; bounded as follows: 

Easterly: by Main Street, three hundred thirty-eight (338) feet, 

more or less. 
Southerly by land now or formerly of Sutherland, two hundred 
forty-eight and forty one hundredths (248.40) feet, more or 
less, to the centre of a right-of-way forty (40) feet wide. 
Westerly: by the centre of said driveway three hundred fifty-six 

and three tenths (356.3) feet, more or less, and 
Northerly: by Lowell Street two hundred one and twenty-four 

one hundredths (201.24) feet, more or less. 
Containing approximately seventy-eight thousand eight hundred 
and thirty-six (78,836) square feet, together with the use in 
common with others of the forty (40) foot driveway herein- 
before mentioned, 
for the purpose to have and to hold the same exclusively as a 
public municipal park for the enjoyment of the citizens of Ando- 
ver and beautification of this important approach to the town, at a 
purchase price not to exceed 88,500.00, payable without interest 

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in three, equal, annual installments none of which is to exceed 
$2,833.34, the first payment to be made upon passing of the deed. 
Upon petition of William W. Kurth and others. 
(Not approved) 

Article 17: — To see if the town will vote to accept for the 
purpose of street widening a voluntary conveyance of two parcels 
of land in Andover, by Quitclaim Deed of Edmund Marcoux et ux 
to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover the plan describing 
said parcels being on file in the office of the Town Clerk, and said 
parcels, according to said plan being described as follows: 

Parcel 1. Beginning at a point in the northerly line of Juliette 
Road, said point being 719.13 feet more or less easterly of the 
junction of the northerly line of Juliette Road with the easterly 
line of Corbett Road; thence northeasterly by land of grantor 
47.5 feet to land of Alice and Alfred Bedard ; thence southeasterly 
10 feet to the northerly line of Juliette Road; thence westerly by 
said northerly line of Juliette Road 48.48 feet to point of be- 
ginning, being a triangular shaped piece of land and containing 
237.5 square feet. 

(No action necessary) 

Parcel 2. Beginning at a point in the northerly line of Juliette 
Road said point being 967.61 feet more or less easterly from a 
point marking the junction of the northerly line of Juliette Road 
with the easterly line of Corbett Road; thence northwesterly 10 
feet to a point at land of Alice and Alfred Bedard ; thence north- 
easterly by land of the grantor 155 feet to a point at land of 
Henry and Sarah Provencer; thence southeasterly by land of 
said Provencer 10 feet to a point on the northerly line of Juliette 
Road; thence southwesterly by said northerly line of Juliette 
Road 155 feet to point of beginning, being a rectangular shaped 
piece of land and containing 1550 square feet. 

Being parcels "A" and "C" shown on plan entitled, "Plan of 
land in Andover, Mass., Edmund Marcoux et al and Alice Bedard 
et al to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, made by Morse 
& Dickinson, Engineers, Haverhill. 

(No action necessary) 

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Article 18:— To see if the town will vote to accept as a volun- 
tary conveyance for the purpose of street widening, the following 
described parcel of land, by Quitclaim Deed of Alfred Bedard et 
ux to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover the plan describing 
said parcel being on file in the office of the Town Clerk. 

Beginning at a point in the northerly line of Juliette Road, said 
point being 767.61 feet easterly from a point marking the junc- 
tion of the northerly line of Juliette Road with the easterly line of 
Corbett Road; thence northwesterly 10 feet to a point at land of 
Edmund and Felexine Marcoux; thence northeasterly by land of 
the grantor 200 feet to a point at land of Edmund and Felexine 
Marcoux; thence southeasterly 10 feet to a point in the northerly 
line of Juliette Road; thence southwesterly by said northerly line 
of Juliette Road 200 feet to point of beginning, being a rectangu- 
lar shaped piece of land and containing 2000 square feet and shown 
as parcel "B" on a plan entitled, "Plan of land in Andover, 
Mass., Edmund Marcoux et al and Alice Bedard et al to the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, made by Morse & Dickin- 
son, Engineers, Haverhill. 

(No action necessary) 

Article 19: — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of 
$3000.00 for the purpose of cutting down the street grade on 
Carmel Road from Walnut Avenue to the Town Infirmary and 
establish a new grade adjusted to the grade of the adjoining 
properties and including the building of a sidewalk in said street, 
on petition of Ralph L. Draper and others. 

(Not approved) 

Article 20: — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for the installation of Traffic 
Control Signals at the intersection of Lowell, Haverhill, Poor and 
North Main Streets in Shawsheen Village, on petition of Thomas 
F. Hendrick and others. 

(Not approved) 

Article 21: — To see if the town will vote to erect a suitable 
fence on the south and southeasterly line of the Town of Andover 
property on the line of Hurley, Bell, Crawford, Rand, Dwane, 

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Bell, and Ronan a distance of about 1020 feet providing for such 
entrances as may be deemed advisable and appropriate $200.00 
to cover the cost of same to be expended by the Board of Public 
Works, on petition of Bridget T. Hurley and others. 
(Not approved) 

Article 22: — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $30,000.00 for the purpose of widening and straightening 
Main Street from Chapel Avenue to the State line. A plan of the 
proposed construction will be presented to the voters at the 
Annual Town Meeting, on petition of William A. G. Kidd and 
others. 

(Not approved) 

Article 23: — To see if the town of Andover will give first 
preference for work on the Board of Public Works, Moth and 
Tree Depts., and Spring Grove Cemetery to any tax payer to full 
amount of such tax payer's debts to the town of Andover upon 
presentation to the superintendents of the above mentioned 
Depts., an application for such work and is physically able to 
perform such work, provided that such application for work has 
attached a bill stating the full amount of said applicant's taxes 
due the town of Andover, from the Tax Collector, and an order 
to the Town Treasurer to pay each week one half (}/Q the amount 
earned, to said Tax Collector, until the total of said tax bill has 
been paid, on petition of Michael M. Dwyer and others. 

(No action necessary) 

Article 24:— To see if the town of Andover will grant an 
abatement, upon request, to any user of town water for any ar- 
rears of amount due for the year A.D. 1932, who have been on 
the Town Welfare Dept., or the Andover Unemployment 
Bureau for a period of eight (8) weeks or longer, on petition of 
Michael M. Dwyer and others. 

(No action necessary) 

Article 25 : — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install a drain pipe from a point approximately 
150 feet west of Stratford Road on Summer Street to Stratford 
Road, thence along Stratford Road to Chestnut Street, and thence 

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westerly along Chestnut Street to an existing 30" pipe, and ap- 
propriate the sum of $3300.00 therefor, on petition of Michael 
M. Dwyer and others. 
(Not approved) 

Article 26: — No action by Finance Committee necessary. 



SUMMARY 

Departmental expenditures recommended 
Special expenditures recommended 



State and County Assessments (Estimated) 
(State tax 20% more than in 1932 — County 
tax 9% less than in 1932) 

Estimated Receipts 
(10% less than 1932) 



$474864.07 
1350.00 

$476214.07 
53780.43 



S529994.50 
156003.00 



S373991.50 



Net Valuation for 1932 S16,368,479.00 

Computation of tax rate for 1933 using the above figures: 

$373991.50 
= $22.85 per M. 



816368479.00 



Tax rate for 1929 $25.50 
Tax rate for 1930 $25.90 



Tax rate for 1931 S24.20 
Tax rate for 1932 S24.00 



Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES J. BAILEY, Chairman 
G. EDGAR FOLK 
JAMES E. GREELEY 
EDWARD P. HALL 
EDMOND E. HAMMOND 
JAMES C. SOUTER, Secretary 

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Trustees of Memorial Hall 

Library 



NATHAN C. HAMBLIN BURTON S. FLAGG 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL FREDERICK A. WILSON 
HENRY G. TYER PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

CLAUDE M. FUESS 

Chairman 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 

Secretary and Treasurer 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

Librarian 
EDNA A. BROWN 

Assistants 
JULIA E. TWICHELL MARGARET D. MANNING 

In Charge of Junior Room 
EVELYN R. ROBINSON 

In Charge of Ballardvale Branch 
MARTHA D. BYINGTON 

Janitor 
ARCHIBALD MACLAREN 

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Report of Trustees of Memorial 
Hall Library 



The Trustees of Memorial Hall Library, in presenting the 
report of the Librarian, Miss Edna A. Brown, for 1932, cannot 
fail to recommend a careful reading of its appealing facts by the 
citizens of Andover. 

Perhaps in the year 1932 has the Library performed a more 
estimable service than ever for the benefit of the citizens, whether 
users of the Library or not, by allaying some of the distresses oc- 
casioned by depressed business. Another fact which will not be 
overlooked has been the stimulating of a greater love for worth- 
while books on the part of our children. The report is especially 
enlightening on and commendable for these services performed. 
At the same time it is evident that the Library has continued as an 
increasing force towards instruction and entertainment to its 
regular users. 

In 1931 your trustees stressed the remodeling of the building 
and its increased facilities. In 1932 the Librarian shows clearly 
how the town has gained by these improvements which have in- 
spired greater service also. An issuance of 80915 books during the 
last year, an increase of 12403 over 1931, is definite evidence in 
itself. This service has been accomplished by the same number of 
staff members, under the efficient direction of Miss Brown, to all 
of whom we are grateful. 

NATHAN C. HAMBLIN, Chairman 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL, Secretary 
FREDERICK A. WILSON 
BURTON S. FLAGG 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 
CLAUDE M. FUESS 
HENRY G. TYER 
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Report of Finance Committee 



January 25, 1933 

This is to certify that the Securities belonging to the Trustees 
of the Memorial Hall Library, and the income accruing therefrom 
have been checked and found correct. 

The remaining items in the foregoing statement have been 
examined by the Town Accountant. 

BURTON S. FLAGG 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

Finance Committee 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

Treasurer 



Annual Report of Memorial 
Hall Librarian 



January 2, 1933 
To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library: 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the report of the library for the year ending 
December 31, 1932. 

When the annual report for 1931 was written, it seemed as 
though a larger use of the library facilities could hardly be prob- 
able. The end of 1932 shows that the improbable has happened. 

We have issued for home use during the year a total of 80915 
books, which is an increase of 12403 over 1931, and of 16040 over 
1930. This is at the rate of 8 books per capita. There are 5113 
active borrowers' cards, 50% of the population. 

The use of the library by people who are unemployed and who 

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are reading for improvement or entertainment, has been con- 
stant. The junior room which seats 34 children has been jammed 
by crowds numbering over one hundred at once. At rush hours it 
is difficult to cross the room, due to children sitting on the floor. 
At thecloseof theday the shelves in the junior room look as though 
swept by a hurricane. 

With the beginning of the school year, Miss Robinson visited 
all the grades below the Punchard high school, and spoke to the 
children about books and the library, inviting them to come to the 
junior room. She has also given the eighth grade of the schools 
instruction in the use of reference books and of the card cata- 
logue. She has helped organize a library club at the Stowe school, 
and has shown them how to put their own little school library in 
proper shape. 

Special care has been taken that the junior room should have 
its quota of new books and that its atmosphere should be cheerful 
and happy. The Saturday story hour has been most popular and 
the different clubs have held their usual meetings. Book Week 
was celebrated with great enthusiasm, the children taking charge 
of the decorations and planning the observance with merely over- 
sight from Miss Robinson. Under the direction of the two art 
teachers, Miss Oliff and Miss Bailey, the children made posters, 
some twenty-five of which were exhibited in the junior room. 

We had hoped that no atmosphere of distress was to be de- 
tected in this place, but on one occasion when assignments in all 
schools brought a sudden demand for a book of which we own 
but one copy, the volume had to be spirited from the senior 
library to the junior room and back again with great rapidity. 
No comment was made in the senior room, but the children said: 
"One book for two places? Well, this is depression!'' 

The centenary of Louisa M. Alcott was celebrated by a play 
based on the first chapter of Little- Women, and most creditably 
enacted by five little girls before an audience that crowded the 
room. For the occasion the janitor constructed a realistic and 
truly charming fireplace. Lighted with the glow of a red electric 
bulb, the fireplace drew many admiring exclamations, and it was 
set up again as a part of the Christmas decorations. It is because 
they are permitted a large share in these little celebrations that 

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the children feel so keenly their ownership of the junior room. 
One afternoon it was discovered that a little girl of seven had 
parked her grandmother at the top of the stairs, with strict orders 
to stay there, because "the older people had the big library and 
weren't wanted downstairs!" 

This year we have succeeded in giving more adequate service 
to the children in the outlying districts. Books go regularly to the 
North, West Centre and Shawsheen schools, and, by special 
arrangement, the children who are brought by bus to the central 
buildings, are given permission to come to the junior room at 
noon one day each week. The room is opened at this hour for this 
group to exchange books. So far as we know, we are reaching 
every school district in Andover. 

As a measure of economy, we considered in September, con- 
tinuing the summer hours for the junior room, and closing it at 
six during the winter. But the children crowded in so, and so 
needed a place of warmth and light and happiness, that we did not 
do it. However, this may be inevitable, if we are forced to further 
economy. 

One of the hardest things is to encounter the young men and 
women who have finished school, and find themselves puzzled and 
bewildered by the lack of work. We encourage them to further 
study, either by use of the library, or by taking extension courses 
with the State Department of Education. Booklets describing 
these courses have been in such demand that we have twice sent 
for further supplies. 

" Cheerful books" are constantly asked for, and we know from 
numerous requests to select such stories, that they must be help- 
ing many. People frequently tell us that they would not know 
what to do without the library, what a privilege it is to have its 
books, and that they appreciate, as never before, what its free 
service means. 

The use of the Ballardvale branch shows an increase this year 
of 7%, and a total of 8126 books issued. This branch is used 
mostly for recreational reading, since the children who come up to 
Andover to school, naturally prefer to use the main library for 
reference work. 

We thank those who have brought us books, magazines and 

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many flowers during the year. An especially appreciated gift came 
from Mr. Alfred Ripley, three bronze statuettes, the Apollo Bel- 
vedere, Augustus Caesar andAntinous. Placed on the tops of book- 
cases, they are a great addition to our pleasant reading-room. 

Probably few frequenters of the building appreciate that, in the 
number of hours it is open for public use, the Memorial Hall 
Library offers daily service which is ordinarily furnished only by 
a large town or city. According to the latest printed report of the 
Massachusetts Library Commission, that for 1931, which lists 
the 411 libraries of the Commonwealth, only three towns of less 
than 10,000 population offer twelve-hour daily library service. 
These towns are Concord, Middleborough and Andover, open 
each, 72 hours weekly. Our nearest neighbors, North Andover and 
Reading, open their libraries respectively, 33 hours and 28 hours 
each week. In addition to keeping our adult library open 72 
hours, our junior room is open at present 33 hours each week, and 
all this with a permanent staff of only four people. 

The tremendously increased work of the year just completed, 
work in issuing 80915 books, — which means the same number 
handled and replaced on the shelves — the answering of innumer- 
able reference questions, the assistance given readers, and the 
increased routine work have been accomplished with the same 
staff and the same appropriation from the town as in 1931. It 
should not require more than ordinary intelligence to appreciate 
the increased stress and strain. It could not have been done, had 
not everyone put the library work before personal considerations. 
When extra work required extra hours, the time has been given 
without additional recompense. 

While it is true that certain commodities, such as food, furni- 
ture and clothing, are much cheaper, the cost of books remains at 
a high level. Some of the most expensive have dropped from ten 
dollars to seven, and from seven to five, but below that figure, the 
range of prices keeps up. There is no change in the price of new 
fiction and juveniles, and while it is possible to secure ordinary 
replacements in reprint editions, the cost of new books in general, 
remains very high. Public demand justifies the purchase of a 
larger number of books, not only more books, but more duplica- 
tion of titles. People ought not to have to wait six weeks before 

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getting a chance to see a much-talked of book. We should stress 
this point decidedly for 1933. There is a great demand, not only 
for recreational reading, but for books furnishing a fuller under- 
standing of economic issues at stake. We should have more new 
books. To fail to supply them is to fail the public at a time, when, 
as never before, the library is proving itself of vital importance. 
All over our country, hundreds of thousands of people are turning 
to their public libraries for help, and, when the story of this de- 
pression is finally written, the part played by the libraries of the 
nation, as bulwarks against mental disaster and defeat, will loom 
large. 

While there has been much criticism concerning public budgets 
and waste in expenditure, we have yet to hear of a public library 
accused of graft. On the contrary, with insufficient funds, they 
have striven in every possible way to meet the phenomenal in- 
crease in use, and the record-breaking demands made upon them. 
Here in Andover, we have conscientiously striven to spend every 
dollar entrusted to us, as carefully as though we had personally 
supplied it. Those in charge of the dispersal of public money, in 
making adjustments between the legitimate demand for lower 
taxes and the maintenance of necessary public service, should 
realize the very exceptional situation of the libraries. The de- 
mands made upon them are second only to those upon agencies of 
relief. The public has by instinct turned to the libraries as an 
opportunity of making the most of enforced leisure. Instead of 
joining a protest march to Washington, or a wild-eyed political 
party, the normal American out of work gets busy with library 
books and prepares himself for a better job. 

What we have managed with the budget of the past year, we 
intend to manage for the year to come. To decrease the number of 
hours the library is open, and at the very time when it is being 
used as never before, is a step which the town would feel keenly. 
It is, however, a step which an insufficient appropriation will 
render practically inevitable. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDNA A. BROWN, 

Librarian 

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Statistics of the Library 



Number of books issued at Memorial Hall 72789 

Number of books issued at Ballardvale 8126 

Total number issued for home use 80915 

Number of borrowers' cards in use 5113 

Books added by purchase 862 

Books added by gift 63 

Total additions 925 

Books withdrawn, worn out, lost and paid for 225 

Number of books in the library 29993 

Volumes rebound 529 

Volumes bound, periodicals, etc. 56 

BALLARDVALE BRANCH 

Books issued for home use 8126 

Number of books added by purchase 37 

Books added by gift 12 

Total additions 49 

Books belonging to branch 2675 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



Thirty -first Annual Report 



of the 



Board of Public Works 



EMBRACING THE FORTY-FOURTH ANNUAL 

REPORT of WATER COMMISSIONERS and 

THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT of 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS 



For the Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1932 

1933 



*JOHN H. FLINT 



1893-1894 
*WM. S. JENKINS 
*JOHN L. SMITH 
♦CHARLES E. ABBOTT 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 

1889-1899 

*JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD 
♦FELIX G. HAYNES 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS 

1894-1899 
*WM. S. JENKINS 
♦JOHN L. SMITH 
♦JOHN E. SMITH 



BOARD 

1899-1902 
♦JOHN H. FLINT 
♦WM. S. JENKINS 
♦JOHN L. SMITH 
♦JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD 
♦FELIX G. HAYNES 

1906-1907 
♦FELIX G. HAYNES 
♦JOHN W. BELL, Treas. 

JAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'v 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
♦HARRY M. EAMES 

1908-1912 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
♦JOHN W. BELL, Treas. 

JAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'y 

ANDREW McTERNEN 

WILLIS B. HODGKINS 

1914-1916 

♦THOS. E. RHODES ('19) 

♦BARNETT ROGERS ('16) 

♦LEWIS T. HARDY ('16) 
ANDREW McTERNEN, Sec'y ('18) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('18) 

1917-1918 

♦BARNETT ROGERS ('19) 

♦THOS. E. RHODES ('20) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('18) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'v ('19) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('18) 

1919-1920-1921 

♦BARNETT ROGERS ('22) 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE ('21) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('22) 
PHILIP L. HARDY, Sec'y ('21) 

♦THOS. E. RHODES, Treas. ('23) 

1923-1924 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('27) 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE, Sec'v ('27) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL, Treas. (25) 
EDWARD SHATTUCK ('25) 
WALTER I. MORSE ('26) 

1927 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('28) 
♦THOS. E. RHODES ('28) 
WALTER I. MORSE, Treas. ('29) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec'y ('30) 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW ('30) 



OF PUBLIC WORKS 

1903-1906 
♦JOHN L. SMITH 
♦FELIX G. HAYNES 
♦JOHN W. BELL 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
JAMES C. SAWYER 

1907-1908 
♦FELIX G. HAYNES 
♦JOHN W. BELL, Treas. 

JAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'v 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 

ANDREW McTERNEN 

1913-1914 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY ('16) 
♦BARNETT ROGERS ('16) 

ANDREW McTERNEN ('15) 
♦THOS. E. RHODES, Sec'v (14) 

WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('15) 

1916-1917 
♦BARNETT ROGERS ('19) 
♦THOS. E. RHODES ('17) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('18) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'v ('19) 
WILLIS B. HODGlvINS, Treas. C18) 

1018-1919 
♦BARNETT ROGERS C22) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('21) 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('21) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN. Sec'v ('22) 
♦THOS. E. RHODES, Treas. ('20) 

1022-1923 
♦THOS. E. RHODES ('23) 
PHILIP L. HARDY (24) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Treas. ('24) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('25) 
EDWARD SHATTUCK ('25) 

1024-1925-1926 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('27) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec'y (*27) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL, Treas. ('28) 
♦THOS. E. RHODES ('28) 
WALTER I. MORSE ('29) 

1928-1929 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('31) 
W. I. MORSE, Treas. ('32) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec'v ('30) 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW ('30) 
THOS. P. DEA ('31) 



1929-1930 
WM. D. McINTYRE ('33) 
W. I. MORSE, Treas. {'32) 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Sec'v ('33) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('31) 
THOS. P. DEA (31) 

WM. D. 



1930-1931 
WM. D. McINTYRE ('33) 
W. I. MORSE, Treas. ('32) 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Sec'v ('33) 
THOS. P. DEA ('34) 
FRANK A. BUTTRICK C34) 
1931-1932 
McINTYRE ('33) 
W. I. MORSE ('35) 
THOS. P. DEA ('34) 
FRANK A. BUTTRICK ('34) 
JOHN H. PLAYDON (33) 

SUPERINTENDENT 



CHARLES T. C1LLIARD 



Andover, Mass. 

January 24, 1933 

The Board of Public Works voted to adopt the following report 
of the Superintendent as its report for 1932, with recommenda- 
tions for 1933. Incorporated in our recommendations for 1933 is a 
wage reduction of 10% effective from April 1, 1933 to April 1, 
1934. 

We are cognizant of the extreme pressure which has been 
brought to bear on our Superintendent due to the unemployment 
situation and take this opportunity of expressing our appreciation 
for his tactful and humane attitude toward this problem. 

WILLIAM D. McINTYRE, Chairman 
FRANK A. BUTTRICK, Secretary 
WALTER I. MORSE 
THOMAS P. DEA 
JOHN H. PLAYDON 



Superintendent's Report 



To the Board of Public Works: 
Gentlemen : 

In connection with the Water, Highway, Sewer and Park 
Departments you will be interested in reviewing the major 
activities and developments during the year which ended Decem- 
ber 31, 1932. 

Eight hundred and fifty feet of six inch water main were laid 
on Stratford Road. This water main is connected to both the 
Chestnut Street and Summer Street mains. This work was done 
under Article 8 of the 1932 Warrant. The cost of laying this pipe 
was $1287.60, or $1.51 per foot. 

Four hundred and sixty-eight feet of six-inch water main were 
laid on Ferndale Avenue. This line extends the entire length of 
the street and is connected to the water mains on both Poor 
Street and Magnolia Avenue. This work was made possible due to 
an additional appropriation of $8600. which was added to the 
Highway Department maintenance appropriation to care for the 
water and sewer lines on Ferndale Avenue and also the construc- 
tion of Juliette Street and Topping Road. The cost of the above 
installation was $731.01, or $1.56 per foot. 

Three thousand feet of six-inch water pipe were installed on 
Beacon Street from the corner of Chandler Road to a point op- 
posite the property of Mr. Louis Cyr. The cost of this installation 
was $3473.83, or approximately $1.16 per foot. A sum of two 
thousand dollars for material was voted at a special town meeting 
held September 26, 1932 under Article 8. Mr. Louis Cyr kindly 
loaned his gasoline shovel, which expedited the work and mater- 
ially reduced the cost of installation. The labor with the exception 
of supervision, the caulking of the pipe, etc., was supplied to the 
Board of Public Works by the Andover Emergency Committee 
and the Welfare Department. The work commenced November 
2nd and was completed November 23d. 

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Four hundred and thirty-six feet of six-inch water main and a 
hydrant were installed on Brechin Terrace. This replaces an old 
two-inch line that had outlived its usefulness. This installation 
gives a better water supply and better fire protection. The exist- 
ing water service pipes on Brechin Terrace were cleaned and 
before connecting to the new six-inch main, sections in places 
were renewed. 

During the year 1932 eight hydrants were broken due to im- 
pact with automobiles. This is five more than the year 1931. 

The metal fences around the low and high service reservoirs 
were given an application of red lead and a coat of aluminum 
paint. The labor cost of the above was cared for by help sent to 
the Board of Public Works by the Andover Emergency Commit- 
tee and the Welfare Department. 

The following repairs were done at the Haggetts Pond pumping 
station : new windows were installed ; the front arches in the boiler 
were renewed ; a broken sleeve of the centrifugal pump was re- 
placed and a crack in the frame of the steam engine was rein- 
forced. The steps, bulkhead and windows of the engineer's house 
were repaired and the house was painted. The roof of the coal 
shed and a section of the foundation were repaired. The trim- 
mings of the Bancroft Road pumping station were painted. 

The low service reservoir was cleaned during the month of 
September. This work started Friday, September 2nd at 8 P.M. 
and was completed Sunday, September 4th at 4.30 A.M. To make 
it possible to pump water to the high service reservoir a l^/'xl^'- 
x8" sleeve and valve together with an overflow were installed on 
the 14" line leading to the low service reservoir a short distance 
from an existing 14" gate. During the cleaning of this reservoir 
the high service reservoir was kept filled, so that in case of 
emergency water could be drained to the low pressure system. 
In order that water might be obtained for flushing purposes a 
two-inch line was run from a high service hydrant in front of Mr. 
Fred Cheever's house to the reservoir. A six-inch gasoline pump 
was hired from P. I. Perkins Co. to pump the last four feet of 
water out of the reservoir. 

The hydrants were inspected during the year and repairs were 
made where necessary. 

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The construction of the new South Main Street road started 
early in the season and the work of locating water gates so that 
they would not be broken by steam shovels and trucks was cared 
for. When the concrete was being poured it was necessary to see 
that the gate boxes were clear and brought to grade. 

During 1932, 314,601,000 gallons of water were pumped at the 
Haggetts Pond pumping station or a daily average of 861,920 
gallons. The steam pump was in operation 312 hours and 25 
minutes and the electric pump 4128 hours and 5 minutes, making 
an average daily run of 12 hours and 10 minutes. On July 21 the 
greatest amount of water was pumped, namely 1,767,000 gallons, 
and the maximum weekly consumption was that of July 17 to 
23 inclusive during which time 9,549,000 gallons were pumped. 
Incidentally the receipts from the water rates during 1932 
amounted to $43,641.07, which is the highest amount received 
since the installation of the system. 

To provide for adequate water maintenance during 1933 we 
recommend an appropriation of 826.435.00 to be divided sub- 
stantially as follows: 

Water Maintenance 

wSalaries and labor 

Coal for steam and heating 

Engine oil, fuel oil, Chlorine, etc. 

Power — No. 1 and No. 2 stations 

Gas, Oil and auto maintenance 

Repairs to pumping equipment, boilers and 
property 

Office supplies, stationery, postage and tele- 
phone 

Care of Pond, reservoirs, telemeters, etc. 

Supplies and miscellaneous 



Services and Meters increased during 1932 as follows: 
Services in use January 1, 1932 
Services installed during 1932 

Services in use January 1, 1933 2396 

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813135 


.00 


800 


.00 


800 


.00 


7000 


00 


1400 


00 


1200 


00 


1100 


.00 


500 


00 


500. 


00 


S 26435. 


00 


s: 

2384 




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Meters in use January 1, 1932 2261 

Meters installed during 1932 10 

Meters in use January 1, 1933 2271 

During the year 1932 we have laid 430.4 feet of service pipe 
on private property, and 298 feet on town property. A number of 
water services were renewed during 1932. 

We recommend for water construction for 1933, SI 1 125.00 to be 
divided substantially as follows: 

Water Construction' 

Labor, renewing services, etc. 

Meters and parts 

Pipe of all kinds 

Brass goods, hydrants, etc. 



Appropriation, March 1932 
Water Maintenance 
Refund 
Water Construction 

Total 
Approved bills 

Balance $10.98 

Article 8, Special Town Meeting, Sept. 26, Beacon St. Water Main 
Appropriation $2000 . 00 

Approved bills , 1947.73 

Balance $52.27 

Article 8, March 1932, Stratford Road 

Appropriation $2200 . 00 

Approved bills 1288.04 

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Balance $911.96 

Receipts 

Water Rates $43641.07 

Water Construction 2226 . 92 





$ 6525.00 




300 . 00 




3700.00 




600 . 00 




$11125.00 


827950.00 




.08 




9850.00 




$37800.08 




37789.10 





Paid to Town Treasurer 
Water Rates 
Water Construction 

Total 



$43641.07 

2226.92 



$45867.99 $45867.99 



SUMMARY COST OF CONSTRUCTION 



WATER DEPARTMENT 



Classification 


Approved 
Bills 


Credits 


Net Cost 


Totals 


Office Fixtures 








$ 571.65 


Telemeters 








2892.19 


Telephones 








184.77 


Teams 








583.65 


Pipe Distribution 


$6146.44 






408461.63 


Service Pipe 


9850.00 


S2226.92 


$7623.08 


123361.53 


Water and Land 








6687.23 


Suction Pipe 








1309.46 


Reservoirs 








16985.82 


Coal Shed 








806.97 


Grading Land 








2739.12 


Workshop 








1271.88 


Building Pumping Station 








9610.14 


Pumping Plant 








53827.68 


Construction Expenses 








10182.64 


Tools 








4622.76 


Totals 


$15996.44 






S S644099.12 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 



Sewer Mains 
Cost to Abutters 
Cost to Town 



75178 ft. 



S144543.86 \ 
357892.66 J 



Jan. 1, 1933 



HIGHWAY, SEWER AND PARK DEPARTMENTS 

The following table shows the snowfall for the year 1932 : 

January 

February 

March 

April 

December 



16, 


50 


inches 


16 


,50 


> » 


5 


.50 


> » 




,25 


> j 


10 


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49, 


00 


inches 



The snowfall during 1932 was three-quarters of an inch more 
than during 1931, but the occasion for sanding slippery roads and 
sidewalks was not so often required. Drifting of snow occurred on 
High Plain Road in the vicinity of the property of Mr. R. Johnson 
and to care for this condition additional snow fence was purchased 
and erected. 

During the early part of the year, Tewksbury Street from 
Chester Street to the Tewksbury line was covered with gravel. 
Later in the season this road was given a tar and asphalt treat- 
ment, and now there is a hard surface road where formerly travel 
was difficult especially in the early spring. A number of country 
roads that showed signs of breaking up in the spring of the year 
were covered with gravel. 

After the cleaning and patching of the streets in April the 
following streets that showed signs of wear were treated with 
" Barber Asphalt C": A section of Andover Street, Pine Street, 
Upland Road, a section of Center Street, a section of Chester 
Street, a section of Dascomb Road, High Street, Ballardvale, a 
section of River Street, a section of Tewksbury Street, Canter- 
bury Street, a section of Kenilworth Street, Shepley Street and 
Bancroft Road. Later in the year a section of Stevens Street that 
showed signs of breaking up was given an application of Tarvia 
"B". 

The scraping of roads commenced April 8th and the work was 
completed June 1st. In the Fall a number of roads were scraped 
before the frost set in. 

Gravel roads with a tar and asphalt top were built on Topping 

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Road and Juliette Street. The building of these two streets to- 
gether with the installation of sewer and water lines on Ferndale 
Avenue was made possible by an additional appropriation of 
$8600 in highway maintenance. 

Highland Road from Main Street to the North Andover line 
was covered with gravel, rolled and given an application of tar 
and asphalt and Argilla Road was shaped up, rolled and given an 
application of Tarvia " B ". During 1932 approximately 4j/£ miles 
of hard surface road were constructed. 

The following roads were graveled by labor supplied the Board 
of Public Works by the Andover Emergency Committee and the 
Welfare Department: a section of Salem Street, a section of 
Jenkins Road, a section of Reservation Street, a section of Lincoln 
Street, a section of Morton Street, a section of Wildwood Road 
and a section of Chestnut Street from Upland Road to Highland 
Road. The money for truck hire for the above work was taken 
from the Highway maintenance appropriation. 

The balance of money from Articles 8 and 9 of the 1932 War- 
rant which the Town voted at a special town meeting September 
26th, 1932 under Article No. 7, to spend on gravel roads, was used 
to care for sections of Beacon Street and High Plain Road. 

New sections of highway fence were installed on Haggetts 
Pond Road where it was dangerous for automobile traffic, and a 
number of highway fences were repaired and painted. 

A roller designed by Mr. J. E. Lawrence of the State Highway 
Department for rolling patching material was purchased this 
year. This roller is attached to one of the rear wheels of a small 
truck and has the same rolling effect as an eight-ton tandem 
roller. Heretofore it has been the practice to fill the holes in a 
road with patching material and let the traffic do the rolling. 
This was not satisfactory for the reason that the fast moving 
vehicles often pulled the patching material out of the holes. I 
might add that the cost of this roller was S50 and has proved most 
satisfactory. 

Four hundred and seventy-four feet of straight curbing and 
forty feet of curved curbing were laid on the west side of Main 
Street from the south end of Dr. Elliott's property to a point at 
the north corner of Poor Street. Ninety-five feet of curbing and 

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sixty-four square yards of cement sidewalk were laid in front of 
the property of Messrs. David and William Burns on Park 
Street. The curbing was laid by the Town and the pouring of the 
concrete sidewalk was done by Mr. Frank McCarthy. The bids 
for the pouring of the concrete were as follows : 

Frank McCarthy $ 95 . 00 

Arthur Steinert 100.00 

Philip L. Hardy 107.00 

Seventy-four square yards of cement sidewalk were laid on 
Main Street from the corner of Chestnut Street to the boundary 
line of William Burns and the new post office property. The pour- 
ing of the concrete was done by Philip L. Hardy. The bids were 
as follows: 

Philip L. Hardy $120.00 

Frank McCarthy 120.25 

Edward P. Hall 122.10 

Four hundred and forty-four square yards of Tarvia-Lithic 
sidewalk were built on Central Street from the property line of 
Mr. Fred Jones to the driveway of Mrs. N. E. Bartlet. This work 
was done by the Town and the cost is as follows : 

Labor $203.87 

Material 236.50 

$440.37 

The cement in the way of the water line of the Essex Street 
bridge broke away and exposed the reinforcing bars for a distance 
of approximately 40 feet. It was necessary to build a coffer dam 
to care for the water. Prior to the replacing of the concrete the 
reinforcing bars were cleaned and covered with a 1-1 mixture of 
sand and cement. 

Due to the change in the drainage system of South Main Street 
in the way of the new state highway a culvert under Gould Road 
through which this additional drainage runs proved to be inade- 
quate to care for conditions during a heavy rainstorm. To over- 
come this, the old 12" corrugated iron pipe culvert was replaced 

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by a 20" cast iron culvert. Two drain pipes were installed on 
Beacon Street to prevent the rain water from washing out the 
road bed. An old stone culvert on Gould Road was replaced by a 
15-inch pipe culvert. A catch basin was installed on Chestnut 
Street opposite the bird sanctuary. The regrading of the road at 
this point made this necessary. Two corrugated iron pipe drains 
have been installed across High Plain Road in the vicinity of 
property owned by Mr. George Muller. A 24-inch drain pipe in 
the rear of Mr. Cherowbrier's property on Haverhill Street was 
continued 108 feet to a brook. A catch basin has been installed 
and the gutter regraded in front of the property of Mr. Philip 
Leslie on Haverhill Street. Sixty-four feet of drain pipe were 
installed on the property of Mrs. Shtrumpfman to prevent wash- 
ing out the ground. 

The rain storm of November 10th was one of the worst en- 
countered in this section for many years. The rainfall from the 
7th to the 10th of November was 4.65 inches. A number of coun- 
try roads were washed out and in some places to a depth of three 
feet. For a week after the heavy rainfall it was necessary to light 
many of the roads where these washouts occurred, so as to give 
proper warning to traffic. A section of culvert on \\ hittier Court 
near the property of Mr. Andrew Basso that was washed out has 
been repaired. The sides were relaid and the old flagstone top 
was removed and replaced with a reinforced concrete slab. 

The barn and steam roller shed was given a coat of stain and 
the trimmings were painted. All the snow plows were recondi- 
tioned and the truck plow r s were overhauled and repaired. 

To provide for adequate Highway Maintenance for 1933, we 
recommend an appropriation of S60000 . 00 to be divided sub- 
stantially as follows : 

Maintenance 
Salaries, labor, teams and truck hire 823350.00 
Tarvia, oil and asphalt 7500.00 
Gravel, ashes, sand, stone and patch 6500.00 
Scarifying and scraping roads and equip- 
ment for same 2300.00 
Upkeep of horses and wagon 600.00 
Gas, oil and auto maintenance 1500.00 

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Catch basins and drains 1700.00 

Street signs, fences and stone bounds 500.00 

Bridges 1500.00 

Sidewalks 1000.00 

Tools, supplies, equipment and miscel. 1700.00 







$48150.00 


Truck hire, materials, etc. (Jan. 1, — 






April 1) 


$1850.00 




Truck hire, materials, etc. (April 1 — 






December 31) 


10000.00 


11850.00 



$60000.00 

The Board of Public Works has increased the Highway Main- 
tenance budget for the year 1933 as follows: first by $1850 to 
work in conjunction with labor supplied by the Welfare Depart- 
ment and the Emergency Committee up to April 1st; (this was 
the consensus of the Special Town Meeting held January 25, 
1933); second by $10000 to satisfy the same purpose from April 
1st to December 31st. 

The following is a list of Highway work that the Board of 
Public Works considers worthy of consideration : 

Salem Street (a section) $ 6000 . 00 

Morton Street (from School Street to Bartlet 

Street) 1156.00 

Chestnut Street (from Central Street to Main 

Street) 744.00 

Florence Street 800.00 

Park Street (a section) 1300 . 00 

Hidden Road from Main Street to Porter Road, 
and Porter Road from Hidden Road to Woburn 

Street 7066.00 

Curbing one side of High Street between Harding 

Street and Burnham Road 1288 . 00 

Lewis Street 2500.00 

Greenwood Road and Chandler Road (gravel- 
ling, shaping and tarring) 1 7300 . 00 

Dascomb Road, (gravelling, shaping and tarring) 2666 . 00 

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FINANCIAL STATEMENT 



Appropriation March 1932 




S58600.00 


Approved bills: 






Sidewalks 


$ 1175.51 




Bridges 


263.97 




Fences and Bounds 


351.01 




General Maintenance 


45945.66 




Catch Basins and Drains 


841.94 




Tools, Supplies and Equipment 


1420.39 




Ferndale Avenue 


1402.74 




Juliette and Topping Streets 


7197.26 


58598.48 



Balance $ 1.52 

Snow Removal: 

Appropriation March 1932 $12000.00 

Approved bills 11156.75 



Balance S 843 . 25 

Article No. 7 Special Town Meeting (Unexpended balances of 
Articles No. 8 and No. 9) 

Appropriation SI 665 . 27 

Approved bills 1644.68 



Balance $ 20.59 

SEWER DEPARTMENT 

Four hundred and forty-two feet of six-inch sewer main were 
laid on Ferndale Avenue. This sewer line connects to the 8" sewer 
line on Poor Street. This installation was made possible by the 
additional $8600 that was added to the Highway maintenance 
appropriation. The cost of the above was S636.20, or SI. 44 per 
foot. 

Seven hundred and forty-seven feet of six-inch sewer main were 
laid on Stratford Road which runs between Chestnut Street and 
Summer Street. This sewer line connects with the six-inch sewer 
line on Chestnut Street. This work was done under Article No. 9 

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of the 1932 Warrant. The cost of the above work was $1246.69, or 
$1.67 per foot. 

Three applications have been filed for sewer house services 
during 1932, making a total of 1082 in use January 1, 1933. 

Appropriation March 1932 $5600.00 

Approved bills 5542 . 26 



Balance $ 57.74 

Article No. 9, March 1932 (Stratford Road) 

Appropriation $2000 . 00 

Approved bills 1246.69 



Balance $ 753.31 

To provide for adequate sewer maintenance and construction 
we recommend an appropriation of $5373.00 to be divided sub- 
stantially as follows : 

Power $2100.00 

Salaries, labor, etc. 2573.00 

Sewer, pipe, tolls, etc. 400.00 

Maintenance of buildings and equipment 300.00 

$5373.00 
PARK DEPARTMENT 

A section of the Playstead south of the football bleachers that 
was regraded last summer has been flooded. This provides an 
ideal area for skating. 

Sections of the bleachers that showed signs of weathering were 
painted. 

The baseball backstop of the Town Playstead has been en- 
larged thus giving added backstop facilities. The wire on the 
baseball backstop at the Ballard vale Playstead was renewed. 

Appropriation March 1932 $4000.00 

Approved bills 3997 . 54 

Balance $ 2 . 46 

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To provide for adequate Park maintenance for 1933 we recom- 
mend an appropriation of $4794. to be divided substantially as 
follows : 

Labor $3060 . 00 

Lawn mowers, repairs, etc. 100 . 00 

Seed, fertilizer, loam, tools, etc. 534 . 00 

Relocating baseball diamond 1100.00 



$4794.00 



Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD 

Superintendent 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OK THE 



Receipts and Expenditures 




FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 



December 31, 1933 



PRINTED BY 
THE ANDOVER PRESS, ANDOVER, MASS. 

1934 



INDEX 



PAGE 

Accounting Taxes and Assess- 
ments 86 

American Legion Quarters 78 

Andover Post 2128 V. F. W. 79 

Animal Inspector 140 

Appropriations for 1933 49 

Armistice Day 79 

Assessments and Receipts 

(B. P. W.) 89, 90 

Assessors' Report 109 
Andover Plan of Assessing Real 

Estate 111 
Motor Vehicles Excise Tax 110 
Municipal Properties and Im- 
provements 110 

Balance Sheet 102 

Board of Health Nurse and 

Agent 137 

Board of Public Welfare 64, 71, 133 

Charities 50 

Infirmary 73 

Mothers' Aid 72 

Old Age Assistance 73, 88 

Soldiers' Relief 72 

State Aid 74 

Board of Public Works Appendix 

Accounts Receivable 92 

Assessments and Receipts 89, 90 

Highways 67 

Sewers 66 

Snow Removal and Sanding 70 

Water Mains and Construction 80 

Bonds, Redemption of See Town Debt 

Building Inspector 141 

Charities 50 

Damages to Persons and Property 78 

Departmental Accounts Receivable 91 

Election and Registration 58 

Essex County Tuberculosis 

Hospital 65 

Excess and Deficiency Account 92 

Expenditures for 1933 56 

Finance Committee Recom- 
mendations 149 



Fire Department 
Forest Fires 

General Government 
Election and Registration 
Municipal Buildings 
Town Officers 

Highways 

Infirmary 

Insurance 

Interest 

Jury List 

Memorial Day 

Memorial Hall Library 
Library Statistics 



PAGE 

61,134 
61 

58 
59 
56 

67 

73 

79 

51,84 

146 

78 

76, 163 
169 
Report of Finance Committee 164 

Report of Librarian 165 

Report of Trustees 164 

Moth Superintendent 63, 142 

Moth Assessment 89 

Mothers' Aid 72 

Motor Vehicles Excise Tax 87, 110 

Municipal Buildings 59 

Municipal Properties and Im- 
provements 110 

Old Age Assistance 73, 88 

Parks and Playgrounds 76 

Police Department 59, 135 

Pomp's Pond Bathing Beach 77 

Printing Town Reports 79 

Public Dump 80 

Receipts for 1933 52 

Recreation and Unclassified 

American Legion Quarters 78 

Andover Post 2128 V. F. W. 79 

Armistice Day 79 
Damages to Persons and Property 78 

Insurance 79 

Interest 51, 84 

Memorial Day 78 

Parks and Playgrounds 76 

Pomp's Pond Bathing Beach 77 

Printing Town Reports 79 

Town Scales 80 

School Department 74 



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Sealer of Weights and Measures 





62, 


145 


Sewers 




66 


Snow Removal and Sanding 
Soldiers' Benefits 




70 

72 


Special Funds 

Spring Grove Cemetery 


84, 


93 
143 


State Aid 




74 


Street Lighting 




67 


Tax Collector 




106 


Summary of Tax Collector's 

Account 
Tax Title Account 
Moth Assessments 


Cash 


108 
89 
89 



Town Accountant's Report 48 

Accounting Taxes and Assess- 
ments 86 
Appropriations for 1933 49 
Balance Sheet 102 
Board of Public Works Accounts 

Receivable 92 
Departmental Accounts Receiv- 
able 91 
Excess and Deficiency Account 92 
Expenditures for 1933 56 



PAGE 

Maturing Debt 85 

Overlay 90 

Receipts for 1933 52 

Reserve Fund 86 

Special Funds 93 

Town Debt 101 
* Trustees of Punchard Free 

School 98 

Water Accounts Receivable 92 

Town Clerk 47 

Vital Statistics 47 

Town Debt 101 

Town Meetings 

Proceedings 11, 23, 43 

Warrants 10, 13, 21, 39, 149 

Town Officers 4, 56 

Town Physician 140 

Town Scales 80 

Treasurer's Report 105 

Tree Warden 63, 142 

*Trustees of Punchard Free 

School 98 

Water Accounts Receivable 92 

Water Mains and Construction 80 

Wire Inspector 62 



*Also see School Report Supplement 



Town Officers 

ELECTED AND APPOINTED 



Board of Selectmen and Public Welfare 

FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman Term expires 1935 

ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary " " 1934 

JEREMIAH J. DALY, M.D. " " 1936 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk and Agent of Bureau of Old Age 
A ssistance 

Board of Assessors 

FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman Term expires 1935 

ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary " " 1934 

JEREMIAH J. DALY, M.D. " " 1936 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

Assistant Assessors 

WILLIS H. TEWKSBURY FRANCIS X. BEIRNE 

JOHN H. ANDERSON WILLIAM A. RONAN 

Town Clerk Moderator 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW FREDERICK BUTLER 

Collector of Taxes Town Counsel 

WILLIAM B. CHEEVER DANIEL J. MURPHY 

Treasurer Town Accountant 

THAXTER EATON MARY COLLINS 

Board of Public Works 

WILLIAM D. McINTYRE, Chairman Term expires 1936 

FRANK A. BUTTRICK, Secretary " " 1934 

henry a. bodwell " " 1934 

john h. playdon " " 1936 

Walter i. morse " " 1935 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD, Superintendent 
EDWARD R. LAWSON, Assistant Superintendent 



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School Committee 
FREDERICK C. SMITH, Chairman 
ELMER J. GROVER, Secretary 
ARTHUR R. LEWIS 
MAY EVELYN BARNES 
WILLIAM A. DOHERTY 
CLAXTON MONRO 
NATHANIEL STOWERS, D.M.D. 
MARY E. C. GEAGAN 
*ANNIE S. ANGUS 
HENRY C. SANBORN, Superintendent 

Attendance Officer School Physician 

JOHN CAMPBELL PHILIP W. BLAKE, M.D. 

Director, Continuation School School Nurse 

CARL M. GAHAN EDITH MORETON, R.N. 

Board of Health 

FRANKLIN H. STACEY, Chairman Term expires 1936 

GEORGE G. BROWN, Secretary " " 1935 

WILLIAM D. WALKER, M.D. " " 1934 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN, Chairman 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL, Secretary 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 
HENRY G. TYER 
BURTON S. FLAGG 
CLAUDE M. FUESS 
REV. FREDERICK A. WILSON 
EDNA A. BROWN, Librarian 

Trustees of Punchard Free School 
REV. CHARLES W. HENRY, President 
EDMOND E. HAMMOND, Clerk and Treasurer 

Term expires 1934 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL " " 1934 

MYRON E. GUTTERSON "■ " 1934 

CHARLES. C. KIMBALL " " 1934 

HENRY G. TYER f" " 1934 

REV. NEWMAN MATTHEWS 
REV. FREDERICK B. NOSS 

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Trustees of Cornell Fund 

WILLIAM D. WALKER, M.D., Treasurer Term expires 1936 

♦JOSEPH S. CHAMBERS, Chairman " " 1934 

♦CHARLES N. MARLAND, Secretary " " 1935 



Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 

Terms Expire 1934 

WALTER E. CURTIS, Chairman WALTER I. MORSE 

FREDERICK E. CHEEVER, Secretary DAVID R. LAWSON 

EVERETT M. LUNDGREN AMOS B. LOOMER 

FRED A. SWANTON, Superintendent 



Board of Registrars 
RALPH A. BAILEY, Chairman 
JOHN F. HURLEY 
JOHN W. STARK 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 



Term expires 1936 
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Street Lighting Committee 
WALTER H. COLEMAN, Chairman GEORGE L. GRAHAM 
GEORGE G. BROWN, Secretary HERBERT F. CHASE 

CHESTER A. JOHNSON 

Finance Committee 
HUGH BULLOCK, Chairman EDWARD SHATTUCK 

HOWELL F. SHEPARD, Secretary JOSEPH M. HARGEDON 
MITCHELL JOHNSON CHARLES A. BRANTON, O.S.A. 

HARVEY G. TURNER 

Superintendent of Moth Department and Tree Warden 
RALPH T. BERRY 

Pomps Pond Committee 
JAMES R. MOSHER, Chairman HERBERT M. WRIGHT 

frank s. Mcdonald henry todd 

WILLIAM C. CROWLEY CHARLES A. GREGORY 

JOSEPH I. PITMAN WILLIAM A. HARNEDY, Secretary 



Inspector of Buildings 
EDWARD R. LAWSON 

♦Deceased 



Inspector of Plumbing 
JOSEPH P. NOLAN 



Inspector of Wires Sealer of Weights and Measures 

CHARLES A. HILL JOSEPH P. LYNCH 

WILLIAM C. BROWN, Deputy 

Town Physician 
JOHN J. HARTIGAN, M.D. 

Police Department 
GEORGE A. DANE, Chief 
LEONARD SAUNDERS, Sergeant JOHN DEYERMOND 
JAMES WALKER DAVID GILLESPIE 

THOMAS DAILEY CARL STEVENS 

ARTHUR JOWETT FRANK McBRIDE 

WILLIAM SHAW 
*EDWARD O'HAGAN, Dog Officer 

Fire Department 

Central Station — Permanent men 

CHARLES F. EMERSON, Chief 

LESTER HILTON, Deputy Chief 

ALBERT COLE, Lieutenant RALPH BAKER 

KERR SPARKS TIMOTHY MADDEN 

WILLIAM REA ALEXANDER MACKENZIE 

HENRY POMEROY 

Central Station — Call men 
FREDERICK L. COLLINS, Captain 
WILLIAM COLLINS WILLIAM ROSS 

CHARLES S. BUCHAN C. EDWARD BUCHAN 

EDWARD DOWNS WINTHROP K. WHITE 

HERBERT BROWN RAYMOND HICKEY 

ARCHIBALD MacLAREN ROBERT JACKSON 

Station No. 2 — Permanent man 
LOUIS KIBBEE 

Station No. 2 — Call men 
JEREMIAH J. CRONIN, Captain 
JAMES OLDROYD, Lieutenant 
HENRY PLATT FOSTER MATTHEWS 

PATRICK MURNANE HOWARD COLDBATH 

Forest Warden— CHARLES F. EMERSON 
*Resigned 



Constables 

Terms expire 1934 

GEORGE A. DANE JAMES NAPIER 

GEORGE N. SPARKS 

JOHN TRAYNOR, Civil Constable 



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Inspector of A nimals 
C. LEROY AMBYE 

Inspector of Slaughtering 
LOTTA M. JOHNSON 

Burial Agent, Soldiers and Sailors 
FRANCIS P. MARKEV 



Surveyors of Wood, Bark and Lumber 

EDWARD S. HARDY JOSEPH I. PITMAN 

GEORGE M. CARTER SAMUEL H. BAILEY 



Public Weighers 

BENJAMIN JAQUES 
JEROME W. CROSS LOUIS BEAULIEU 

HERBERT W. AUTY ROBERT DOBBIE 

RALPH BAKER LESLEY DIETRICK 

PHILIP CHURCHILL BERNARD L. McDONALD 

ALEXANDER MACKENZIE EDWARD YANNETT 



Fence Viewers 

GEORGE A. DANE 
CHARLES T. GILLIARD RAYMOND L. BUCHAN 

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Town of Andover 
Population 1930 Census— 9969 

Registered Voters 1933 Men 2627 Women 2735 Total 5362 

Political subdivisions including Andover 

Seventh Congressional District 
WILLIAM P. CONNERY, JR., 11 Bellevue Rd., Lynn 

Fifth Councillor District 
EUGENE B. FRASER, 8 Sanderson Ave., Lynn 

Fourth Essex Senatorial District 
J. BRADFORD DAVIS, 16 Johnson St., Haverhill 

Sixth Essex Representative District 

JAMES P. DONNELLY, 221 Bailey St., Lawrence 
THOMAS J. LANE, 92 Abbott St., Lawrence 

Essex County Commissioners 

ROBERT H. MITCHELL, Haverhill 
FREDERICK BUTLER, Andover 
RAYMOND H. TREFRY, Marblehead 



Town Warrant 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. : To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the Town House in 
said Andover, on Wednesday, the Twenty-fifth Day of Jan- 
uary at 7.45 o'clock P.M., to act on the following articles: 

Article 1. — To see if the Town will vote its approval of the con- 
sideration by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of the 
establishment in West Andover, so called, of a State School for 
the use of the Department of Mental Diseases, upon petition of 
Joseph S. Chambers and others. 

Article 2. — To elect from the floor, a committee of three, five or 
more to represent Andover, and request the State authorities to 
reconsider the Andover project, upon petition of Joseph S. Cham- 
bers and others. 

Article 3. — To see if the Voters of the Town of Andover ap- 
prove the granting of a permit for the showing of moving pictures 
on Sundays; subject to such regulations as the Board of Select- 
men deem advisable, upon petition of William A. G. Kidd and 
others. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of Forty-five hundred dollars ($4500.) for the purpose of building 
a gravel road on Greenwood Road, under the direction of the 
Board of Public Works, on petition of William A. G. Kidd and 
others. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of Five thousand dollars ($5000.) for the purpose of building a 
gravel road on Haggetts Pond Road, under the direction of the 

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Board of Public Works, on petition of William A. G. Kidd and 
others. 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of Twenty-five hundred dollars ($2500.) for the purpose of build- 
ing a gravel road on Dascomb Road, under the direction of the 
Board of Public Works, on petition of William A. G. Kidd and 
others. 

Article 7. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the time 
of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this twelfth day of January, A.D., 1933. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of Andover 

January 25, 1933. 
Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of 
the Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabi- 
tants of said town to meet at the time and place and for the pur- 
poses stated in said warrant by posting a true and attested copy of 
the same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less 
than five other public places, where bills and notices are usually 
posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said war- 
rants have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, JANUARY 25, 1933 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in town affairs convened in the Town House in 
said Andover on Wednesday, the twenty-fifth day of January, 1933 

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at 7 :45 o'clock in the evening, according to the requirements of 
the foregoing warrant, and in the absence of Moderator Alfred E. 
Stearns, the meeting was called to order by Town Clerk George 
H. Winslow and the meeting proceeded to elect a temporary 
Moderator. Frederick Butler was duly nominated, upon motion 
duly made and seconded; nominations were then voted closed. 

Voted: at 7.56 P.M. that the Chairman of Board of Selectmen 
be instructed to cast one ballot for Frederick Butler as Moderator. 
One ballot was cast and Frederick Butler was declared elected 
and after being sworn to the faithful and impartial performance 
of the duties as Moderator of town meeting, he presided over the 
meeting, the minutes of which follow: 

The Moderator directed the Town Clerk to read the warrant 
unless the meeting should waiver such reading. 

Voted: at 7.58 P.M. to waiver the reading of the warrant and 
read each article in turn prior to consideration. 

Voted: at 8.00 P.M. to take up Articles 1 and 2 collectively. 

Took up articles 1 and 2. 

Voted: at 8.19 P.M. that this article of the warrant be trans- 
ferred to the regular ballot to be voted upon at the next town 
meeting and that our Town Clerk be authorized and instructed to 
add this article of the warrant to the regular ballot. 

Took up article 3. 

Voted: at 8.24 P.M. to approve the granting of permits for the 
showing of moving pictures on Sundays; subject to such regula- 
tions as the Board of Selectmen deem advisable. 

Took up article 4. 

Voted: at 8.44 P.M. to take up articles 4, 5 and 6 collectively. 

Voted: at 8.45 P.M. that the sum of $2000.00 be appropriated 
for trucking under articles 4, 5 and 6. 

Voted: at 8.48 P.M. to reconsider the votes taken upon articles 
4, 5 and 6, and the motion again put by the Moderator as previ- 
ously voted upon for articles 4, 5 and 6 was lost. 

Voted: at 9.02 P.M. that the meeting be dissolved. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officers' 
return on same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 

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Town Warrant 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. : To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in Elections and Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the 
designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three and Four, 
viz: The Town House in Precinct One; the Old School House, 
Ballard Vale, in Precinct Two; the Administration Building, Shaw- 
sheen Village, in Precinct Three; and the Phillips Club House, 
School Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover, on Monday, 
the Sixth Day of March, 1933, at 6.00 o'clock A.M., to act 
on the following articles: 

Article 1. — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk 
for one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for one 
year, one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one 
member of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members 
of the School Committee for three years, two members of the 
Board of Public Works for three years, one member of the Board 
of Public Works, for one year, to fill a vacancy, one member of the 
Board of Health for three years, three Constables for one year, 
one Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for seven years, one Trus- 
tee of Punchard Free School for one year, to fill a vacancy, one 
Tree Warden for one year, one member of the Planning Board for 
five years, one member of the Planning Board for four years, to 
fill a vacancy, one member of the Planning Board for three years, 
to fill a vacancy, one member of the Planning Board for two years, 
to fill a vacancy, and all town officers required by law to be 
elected by ballot. Also to vote Yes or No on the following ques- 
tion: 

Special Town Meeting Referendum Question 

To see if the town will approve the consideration by the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts of the establishment in West An- 

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dover, so called, of a State School for the use of the Department 
of Mental Diseases. 

All the above candidates and question to be voted for on one 
ballot. The polls will be open from 6 o'clock a.m. to 6.30 o'clock 
p.m. 

After final action on the preceding Article One, the said meet- 
ing shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of 
General Laws, to Monday, March 13, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. at the 
Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following articles, 
namely: 

Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law to 
be elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be ap- 
propriated for the following purposes. 

Appropriation for the Assessors, Board of Selectmen, and all depart- 
ments under their control. 

American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Armistice Day, 
Memorial Day, Mothers' Aid, Soldiers' Relief, State Aid, 
Old Age Assistance, Public Welfare, Damages to Persons and 
Property, Elections and Registrations, Insurance, Essex 
County Tuberculosis Hospital, Pomps Pond, Public Dump, 
Printing Town Report, Town Officers, Town Scales, Inspector 
of Wires, Sealer of Weights and Measures, Assessors Survey, 
Municipal Buildings, Infirmary, Moth Suppression, Tree 
Warden, Police Department, Fire Department, Brush Fires, 
Interest, Retirement of Bonds. 

Appropriation for the Board of Health. 

Appropriation for Trustees of Memorial Hall Library. 

Appropriation for Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery. 

Appropriation for Street Lighting Committee. 

Appropriation for School Committee. 

Appropriation for all departments, under the control of the Board 
of Public Works. 

Highway Maintenance, Highway Construction, Water Main- 
tenance, Water Construction and Service Pipe, Sewer Depart- 
ment, Parks and Playgrounds, Snow Removal and Sanding. 

Appropriation for any other Town Charges and Expenses. 

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Article 4. — In the event of the town adopting the article sub- 
mitted under Special Town Meeting Referendum Question as to a 
State School in West Andover, to elect from the floor a committee 
of three, five or more to represent Andover, and request the State 
authorities to reconsider the project. 

Article 5. — To see if the town will vote to purchase from the 
Automatic Signal Corporation the traffic signal installation now 
in operation at the intersection of Main and Chestnut Streets and 
to appropriate $1000.00 to cover the purchase price of same. 

Article 6. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead end 
at Henderson Farm on River Road to the residence of Leon 
Hardy on River Road, and appropriate the sum of $7580.00 to 
care for this work, on petition of Leon W. Hardy and others. 

Article 7. — To see if the town will vote to extend the water 
main from its present dead end on High Plain Road, along High 
Plain Road to a point opposite the property of George Muller and 
appropriate the sum of $4292.00 therefor, to be expended under 
the direction of the Board of Public Works, on petition of George 
Muller and others. 

Article 8. — To see if the town will vote to extend the water 
main from its present dead end on Lovejoy Road along Love joy 
Road, to a point opposite the property of Ludwika Murach, and 
appropriate the sum of $3400.00 therefor, to be expended under the 
direction of the Board of Public Works, on petition of Paul 
Fortuna and others. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of Stinson 
Road and Holt Road to a point in front of the property of Arthur 
N. Comeau, and appropriate the sum of $2000.00 therefor, on 
petition of Arthur N. Comeau and others. 

Article 10. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end on Gray Road to property of James A. Lynch on Gray Road 

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and appropriate the sum of $2500.00 to care for the work, on 
petition of James A. Lynch and others. 

Article 1 1 .• — To see if the town will vote to extend the fire 
alarm system, by locating a signal box on Corbett Road, in the 
vicinity of Topping Road, and appropriate the sum of $350.00 
for this purpose to be expended by the Fire Department, on pe- 
tition of John O. Buzzell and others. 

Article 12. — To see if the town of Andover will vote to appro- 
priate the sum of thirty-seven hundred dollars ($3700) for the 
purpose of building a gravel road with a hard surface top on 
Corbett Street from Ayer Street to the Lawrence line, a distance 
of 2783 feet, on petition of Lucien J. Topping and others. 

Article 13. — To see if the town will vote to install a drainage 
system, lay curbing, and build a road on Ferndale Avenue, and 
appropriate the sum of $6500.00 therefor, on petition of Hayward 
G. Whiteway and others. 

Article 14. — To see if the town will vote to build Poor Street 
between North Main Street and William Street following a plan 
drawn and submitted by the Essex County engineers, and appro- 
priate the sum of $10,000.00 for this work to be expended under 
the direction of the Board of Public Works, on petition of Ed- 
ward A. Anderson and others. 

Article 15. — To see if the town will vote to accept as a public 
way the way now known as Canterbury Street from a point 600 
feet westerly from Lowell Street for a distance of about 2500 feet 
as approved by the Board of Survey, on petition of Ernest A. 
Johnson and others. 

Article 16. — To see if the town will vote to authorize and in- 
struct the Board of Selectmen to purchase the below described 
property, to wit, bounded as follows: 

Easterly: By Main Street, three hundred thirty-eight (338) 
feet, more or less. 

Southerly: By land now or formerly of Sutherland, two hundred 
forty-eight and forty one hundredths (248.40) feet, more or less, 
to the centre of a right-of-way forty (40) feet wide. 

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Westerly: By the centre of said driveway three hundred fifty- 
six and three tenths (356.3) feet, more or less, and 

Northerly: By Lowell Street two hundred one and twenty-four 
one hundredths (201.24) feet, more or less. 

Containing approximately seventy-eight thousand eight hun- 
dred and thirty-six (78,836) square feet, together with the use in 
common with others of the forty (40) foot driveway hereinbefore 
mentioned. For the purpose to have and to hold the same exclusive- 
ly as a public municipal park for the enjoyment of the citizens of 
Andover and beautification of this important approach to the 
town, at a purchase price not to exceed $8,500.00, payable with- 
out interest in three, equal, annual installments none of which is 
to exceed $2,833.34, the first payment to be made upon passing 
of the deed. Upon petition of William W. Kurth and others. 

Article 17. — To see if the town will vote to accept for the pur- 
pose of street widening a voluntary conveyance of two parcels of 
land in Andover, by Quitclaim Deed of Edmund Marcoux et ux 
to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover the plan describing 
said parcels being on file in the office of the Town Clerk, and said 
parcels, according to said plan being described as follows: 

Parcel 1. Beginning at a point in the northerly line of Juliette 
Road, said point being 719.13 feet more or less easterly of the 
junction of the northerly line of Juliette Road with the easterly 
line of Corbett Road; thence northeasterly by land of grantor 
47.5 feet to land of Alice and Alfred Bedard; thence southeasterly 
10 feet to the northerly line of Juliette Road; thence westerly by 
said northerly line of Juliette Road 48.48 feet to point of begin- 
ning, being a triangular shaped piece of land and containing 237.5 
square feet. 

Parcel 2. Beginning at a point in the northerly line of Juliette 
Road said point being 967.61 feet more or less easterly from a 
point marking the junction of the northerly line of Juliette Road 
with the easterly line of Corbett Road; thence northwesterly 10 
feet to a point at land of Alice and Alfred Bedard ; thence north- 
easterly by land of the grantor 155 feet to a point at land of 
Henry and Sarah Provencer ; thence southeasterly by land of said 
Pro veneer 10 feet to a point on the northerly line of Juliette 

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Road; thence southwesterly by said northerly line of Juliette 
Road 155 feet to point of beginning, being a rectangular shaped 
piece of land and containing 1550 square feet. 

Being parcels "A" and "C" shown on plan entitled, "Plan of 
land in Andover, Mass., Edmund Marcoux et al and Alice Bedard 
et al to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, made by Morse 
& Dickinson, Engineers, Haverhill. 

Article 18. — To see if the town will vote to accept as a volun- 
tary conveyance for the purpose of street widening, the following 
described parcel of land, by Quitclaim Deed of Alfred Bedard et 
ux to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, the plan describing 
said parcel being on file in the office of the Town Clerk. 

Beginning at a point in the northerly line of Juliette Road, said 
point being 767.61 feet easterly from a point marking the junction 
of the northerly line of Juliette Road with the easterly line of 
Corbett Road; thence northwesterly 10 feet to a point at land of 
Edmund and Felexine Marcoux; thence northeasterly by land of 
the grantor 200 feet to a point at land of Edmund and Felexine 
Marcoux; thence southeasterly 10 feet to a point in the north- 
erly line of Juliette Road; thence southwesterly by said northerly 
line of Juliette Road 200 feet to point of beginning, being a rec- 
tangular shaped piece of land and containing 2000 square feet 
and shown as parcel "B" on a plan entitled, 'Plan of land in 
Andover, Mass., Edmund Marcoux et al and Alice Bedard et al 
to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, made by Morse & 
Dickinson, Engineers, Haverhill. 

Article 19. — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of 
$3000.00 for the purpose of cutting down the street grade on 
Carmel Road from Walnut Avenue to the Town Infirmary and 
establish a new grade adjusted to the grade of the adjoining 
properties and including the building of a sidewalk in said street, 
on petition of Ralph L. Draper and others. 

Article 20. — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of 
five hundred dollars ($500.00) for the installation of traffic con- 
trol signals at the intersection of Lowell, Haverhill, Poor and 

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North Main Streets in Shawsheen Village, on petition of Thomas 
F. Hendrick and others. 

Article 21. — To see if the town will vote to erect a suitable 
fence on the south and southeasterly line of the Town of Andover 
property on the line of Hurley, Bell, Crawford, Rand, Dwane, 
Bell, and Ronan a distance of about 1020 feet providing for such 
entrances as may be deemed advisable and appropriate $200.00 
to cover the cost of same to be expended by the Board of Public 
Works, on petition of Bridget T. Hurley and others. 

Article 22. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $30,000.00 for the purpose of widening and straightening 
Main Street from Chapel Avenue to the State line. A plan of the 
proposed construction will be presented to the voters at the An- 
nual Town Meeting, on petition of William A. G. Kidd and others. 

Article 23. — To see if the town of Andover will give first pref- 
erence for work on the Board of Public Works, Moth and Tree 
Depts., and Spring Grove Cemetery to any tax payer to full 
amount of such tax payer's debt to the town of Andover upon 
presentation to the superintendents of the above mentioned 
Depts., an application for such work and is physically able to 
perform such work, provided that such application for work has 
attached a bill stating the full amount of said applicant's taxes 
due the Town of Andover, from the Tax Collector, and an order 
to the Town Treasurer to pay each week one half (1-2) the amount 
earned, to said Tax Collector, until the total of said tax bill has 
been paid, on petition of Michael M. Dwyer and others. 

Article 24. — To see if the town of Andover will grant an abate- 
ment, upon request to any users of town water for any arrears of 
amount due for the year A.D. 1932, who have been on the Town 
Welfare Dept., or the Andover Unemployment Bureau for a 
period of eight (8) weeks or longer, on petition of Michael M. 
Dwyer and others. 

Article 25. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install a drain pipe from a point approximately 
150 feet west of Stratford Road on Summer Street to Stratford 

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Road, thence along Stratford Road to Chestnut Street, and 
thence westerly along Chestnut Street to an existing 30" pipe, 
and appropriate the sum of $3300.00 therefor, on petition of 
Michael M. Dwyer and others. 

Article 26. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the time 
of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this thirteenth day of February A.D., 
1933. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of Andover 



Andover, March 6, 1933 
Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town, to meet at the time and places and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested copy of the^ 
same, on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less 
than five other public places where bills and notices are usually 
posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said 
warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 



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Town Warrant 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss: To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby require to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified 
to vote in Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the Town House 
in said Andover, on Monday, the Thirteenth Day of March, 
1933 at 4.30 o'clock P.M., to act on the following articles: 

Article 1 . — To authorize the Town Treasurer to borrow mon- 
ey for the use of the Town in anticipation of the revenue of the 
current financial year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 2. — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in treasury. 

Article 3. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will vote to convey to Maurice 
J. Curran of Andover in consideration of the sum of $300.00, a 
certain strip of land situated in said Andover, bounded and de- 
scribed as follows : 

"Beginning at a point where Main Street crosses the Shaw- 
sheen river running on the river and bounded thereby in a 
northeasterly direction one hundred and seven (107) feet: 
thence turning and running S. 12° 15' E. eighty-seven and one 
half (87 1-2) feet to a point: thence turning and running S. 77° 
45' W. one hundred (100) feet to said Main Street: thence 
turning and running N. 12° 15' W. on said Main Street fifty 
(50) feet to the point of beginning; containing about six thous- 
and seven hundred and ninety-five (6795) square feet, more or 
less" ; being the same premises conveyed by the said Maurice J. 
Curran and John Joyce to the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Andover by deed dated July 1, 1898 and recorded in Essex 
North District Registry of Deeds, Book 171, Page 99: 

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the said premises to be conveyed subject to an easement in 
favor of the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover of maintaining 
the main sewer line now laid in said strip with the right to enter 
to make repairs in connection therewith; 
and further, that the Selectmen be authorized in the name of 
the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover to execute a good and 
sufficient quitclaim deed in accordance with this vote. 

Article 5. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the time 
of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the Town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your do- 
ings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this second day of March, A.D., 1933. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of A ndover 



Andover, March 13, 1933 
Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town, to meet at the time and places and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same, on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less 
than five other public places where bills and notices are usually 
posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said 
warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 



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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 6, 1933 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in Town Affairs convened in Precincts One, 
Two, Three and Four in said Andover on Monday the sixth day 
of March, 1933 at six o'clock in the forenoon agreeably to the re- 
quirements of the foregoing warrant, took up article one and pro- 
ceeded to vote for Town Officers and the State School Question. 
The ballot boxes were found to be empty and registered 0000. 
The polls opened at 6 o'clock A.M. and closed at 6.30 o'clock 
P.M. The total number of ballots cast was 4369- 



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Precinct One — 2061 Precinct Two — 507 Precinct Three- 
Precinct Four — 670 



1131 





Precincts 








1 


2 3 


4 






Moderator — One Year 








1662 


387 923 


546 


Frederick Butler 


3518 






1 


William Buchan 


1 


399 


120 208 


123 


Blanks 


850 


Town Clerk — One Year 






985 


192 421 


238 


Charles W. Bowman 


1836 


1050 


309 691 


430 


George H. Winslow 


2480 


26 


6 19 


2 


Blanks 


53 


Town 


Treasurer — One Year 






1783 


428 932 


589 


Thaxter Eaton 


3732 


278 


79 199 


81 


Blanks 


637 


COLLE 


ctor of Taxes — 


One Year 




1331 


351 675 


520 


William B. Cheever 


2877 


592 


102 259 


110 


Arthur W. Cole 


1063 


91 


28 159 


20 


John K. Hill 


298 


47 


26 38 


20 


Blanks 


131 



23 



487 


147 


274 


449 


103 


332 


41 


13 


38 


1 






72 


16 


52 



Selectman — Three Years 

1011 228 435 353 Jeremiah J. Daly 2027 

135 Philip L. Hardy 1043 

140 Thomas F. Hendrick 1024 

8 William A. G. Kidd 100 

Edward P. Hall 1 

34 Blanks 174 

Assessor — Three Years 

995 220 426 337 Jeremiah J. Daly 1978 

481 152 266 131 Philip L. Hardy 1030 

438 94 314 145 Thomas F. Hendrick 991 

37 14 43 11 William A. G. Kidd 105 

1 Edward Hall 1 

109 27 82 46 Blanks 264 

School Committee — Three Years 

818 203 500 400 May Evelyn Barnes 1921 

573 73 184 105 Thomas Fallon 935 

941 184 401 233 Elmer J. Grover 1759 

588 50 217 356 Allan V. Heely 1211 

300 53 188 135 Howard B. Huntress 676 

1050 268 480 291 Arthur R. Lewis 2089 

284 84 497 112 Stafford A. Lindsay 977 

551 252 240 93 Thomas W. Lynch 1146 

1078 344 686 285 Blanks 2393 

Board of Health — Three Years 

1436 359 779 505 Franklin H. Stacey 3079 

625 148 352 165 Blanks 1290 

Board of Public Works — Three Years 

293 135 273 103 William F. Barron 804 

1187 315 560 411 William D. Mclntyre 2473 

1473 275 801 519 John H. Playdon 3068 

356 98 186 64 George M. Squires 704 

1 Jeremiah Looney 1 

812 191 442 243 Blanks 1688 

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Board of Public Works — One Year to fill a vacancy 



323 


121 


251 


58 


C. Leroy Ambye 


753 


1028 


213 


511 


448 


Henry A. Bodwell 


2200 


573 


106 


247 


105 


Michael M. Dwyer 


1031 


137 


67 


122 


59 


Blanks 


385 


CONSTABLES- 


-One Year 








1594 


393 


812 


531 


George A. Dane 


3330 


1325 


337 


726 


461 


James Napier 


2849 


1393 


396 


745 


479 


George N. Sparks 


3013 


1871 


395 


1110 


539 


Blanks 


3915 


Trusti 


lES of 


Memorial Hall Library — Seven Years 




1571 


358 


856 


546 


Frederick A. Wilson 


3331 


1 








Louis J. Dailey 


1 


489 


149 


275 


124 


Blanks 


1037 



Trustee of Punchard Free School — One Year to fill vacancy 
1374 325 794 514 Charles C. Kimball 3007 

4 Milton Chambers 4 

687 182 333 156 Blanks 1358 

Tree Warden — One Year 



1179 


315 


500 


465 


Ralph T. Berry 


2459 


507 


77 


85 


93 


Cornelius Cussen 


762 


302 


87 


468 


77 


Thomas D. Taylor 


934 


73 


28 


78 


35 


Blanks 


214 


Planni 


ng Board — Five Years 






1 








George F. Robjent 


1 


2 








Robert V. Deyermond 


2 


1 


5 


7 




Joseph S. Chambers 


13 


1 








George M. R. Holmes 




1 








Joseph Mulvey 




1 








Charles C. Kimball 




1 






1 


John Alexander 
George M. May 




1 








Charles H. Forbes 




1 








Edward A. Doyle 




2055 


502 


1122 


667 


Blanks 


4346 



25 







Clarence A. Delaney 


1 


1 




Sidney P. White 


4 


3 




Edward J. Dombrowski 


3 




1 


James Ryley 


1 


7 


669 


Blanks 


4360 



Planning Board — Four Years to fill a vacancy 

1 

1 2 



2059 505 1127 



Planning Board — Three Years to fill a vacancy 

1 

1 1 



2060 506 1127 



Planning Board — Two Years to fill a vacancy 

1 

1 





Frank Hughes 
Edward Dombrowski 


1 
2 


1 

669 


William Rennie 
Joseph Remmes 
Blanks 


3 

1 

4362 



2059 507 1127 
Question State School 







W. Gordon Coutts 


1 






Leo Allicon 


1 


1 




William Rennie 


1 


1 




John Traynor 


1 


1 




Roy Hall 


1 




1 


Saul Shtrumpfman 


1 




1 


Edward A. Doyle 


1 


7 


669 


Blanks 


4362 



2228 

1612 

529 

4369 



All the foregoing officers were voted on one ballot and the 
check lists were used. 



26 



082 


331 


608 


207 Yes 


711 


131 


382 


388 No 


268 


45 


141 


75 Blanks 
Total Vote 


061 


507 


1131 


670 



REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT ONE 

March 6, 1933 
Polls opened at 6 A.M. Warden in charge L. D. Pomeroy. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
6.30 P.M. 

Ballot box registered when polls closed 2061. Number of 
ballots received 2453. Number of ballots returned 392. Number 
of ballots cast 2061. Police officer, Robert Williams. Voted to 
count ballots at 7.20 A.M. 

MARK M. KEANE, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT TWO 

March 6, 1933 
Polls opened at 6 A.M. Warden in charge Clester E. Matthews. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
6.30 P.M. Number of ballots received 600. Number of ballots 
returned 93. Number of ballots cast 507. Police officer, George 
N. Sparks. Voted to count ballots at 11 A.M. Box read when 
polls closed 512. 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT THREE 

March 6, 1933 
Polls opened at 6.00 A.M. Warden in charge Harold S. Cates. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
6.30 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 1131. Number 
of ballots received 1450. Number of ballots returned 419. Number 
of ballots cast 1131. Police officer, Walter Gordon. Voted to 
count ballots at 6.10 A.M. 

MICHAEL A. BURKE, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FOUR 

March 6, 1933 

Polls opened at 6.00 A.M. Warden in charge Gordon R. Cannon. 

Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 

6.30 P.M. Ballot box registered when closed 0670. Number of 

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ballots received 952. Number of ballots returned 282. Number of 
ballots cast 670. Police officer, Philip A. Cox. Voted to count 
ballots at 6.15 A.M. 

EDWARD A. DOYLE, Clerk 



After final action on Article One, the said meeting was ad- 
journed by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the General Laws 
to Monday, March 13 at 1.30 o'clock P.M. at the Town House. 

1.30 o'clock P.M. Monday, March 13, 1933 

In the absence of Moderator Alfred E. Stearns, the meeting was 
called to order by Town Clerk George H. Winslow who stated: 
"As it is impossible for Dr. Stearns to be present to-day, it be- 
comes my duty as Town Clerk to open this meeting. Frederick 
Butler who was elected Moderator of the last Special Town 
Meeting and who was a candidate for that office last Monday 
received 3518 votes and was elected for the ensuing year." 

Upon motion duly made and seconded it was voted at 1.32 
P.M. that Frederick Butler be sworn to the duties as Moderator 
of Town Meetings and that he preside over these meetings this 
afternoon. 

Frederick Butler was then sworn to the faithful and impartial 
performance of the duties as Moderator of Town Meetings, who 
then presided over the meetings, the minutes of which follows: 

The Moderator declared: 

Frederick Butler elected Moderator for One Year. 

George H. Winslow elected Town Clerk for One Year. 

Thaxter Eaton elected Town Treasurer for One Year. 

William B. Cheever elected Collector of Taxes for One Year. 

Jeremiah J. Daly elected Selectman for Three Years. 

Jeremiah J. Daly elected Assessor for Three Years. 

May Evelyn Barnes elected member School Committee for 
Three Years. 

Elmer J. Grover elected member School Committee for Three 
Years. 

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Arthur R. Lewis elected member School Committee for three 
Years. 

Franklin H. Stacey elected member Board of Health for Three 
Years. 

William D. Mclntyre elected member of Board of Public 
Works for Three Years. 

John H. Playdon elected member of Board of Public Works for 
Three Years. 

Henry A. Bodwell elected member of Board of Public Works for 
one year (to fill a vacancy). 

George A. Dane elected Constable for One Year. 

James Napier elected Constable for One Year. 

George N. Sparks elected Constable for One Year. 

Frederick A. Wilson elected Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for Seven Years. 

Charles C. Kimball elected Trustee of Punchard Free School 
for One Year (to fill a vacancy) . 

Ralph T. Berry elected Tree Warden for One Year. 

Joseph S. Chambers elected member Planning Board for Five 
Years. 

Sidney P. White elected member Planning Board for Four 
Years (to fill a vacancy). 

William Rennie elected member Planning Board for three years 
(to fill a vacancy). 

State School Question in the affirmative. 

Took up Article 2 and chose William D. Walker, M.D., Trustee 
of Cornell Fund for three years. 

At this point John F. O'Connell spoke as follows: Your Board 
of Selectmen has assigned to me the sad duty of bringing to your 
attention the fact that yesterday our beloved townsman Prof. 
Charles H. Forbes passed away. Less than a week ago he was dis- 
cussing town affairs and expected to take part in our councils this 
day. We remember him during the years as devoted citizen 
participating in our discussions with rare ability and gentle 
humor. Today we stand sharing with the boys, the men, and the 
women of Phillips Academy, our common grief, 

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I move that this brief and inadequate expression of our senti- 
ments be placed upon the records of this meeting and that the 
Moderator ask us to rise and stand for a moment in silence in 
memory of our departed neighbor. 

Street Lighting Committee — for one year — (appointed by 
Moderator): Walter H. Coleman, George G. Brown, George 
L. Graham, Herbert F. Chase, Chester A. Johnson. 

Finance Committee for One Year (appointed by Moderator) : 
Edward Shattuck, Hugh Bullock, Charles A. Bran ton, O.S.A., 
Mitchell Johnson, Howell F. Shepard, Joseph M. Hargedon, 
Harvey G. Turner. 

Took up Article 3 

After appropriations had been voted for budgets of all depart- 
ments, some of which were based on the 1932 rate of wages and 
salaries, while others were based on reduced rates, it was 

Voted at 4.25 P.M. to adjourn to call of the chair. 

At 4.30 P.M. the Moderator called the meeting to order and 
caused the warrant for meeting called for Monday the 13th day 
of March, 1933 to be read. 

Voted at 4.35 to adjourn this meeting and take up following 
Article 25 of the first warrant. 

Voted at 5.49 P.M. to reconsider appropriations which had 
passed at reduced rates. While this vote was being applied item 
by item 

Voted at 6.10 P.M. to adjourn to Monday, March 20 at 1.30 
P.M. 

Adjourned Annual Town Meeting, March 20, 1933 

The Moderator opened the meeting at 1.30 P.M. and proceeded 
to the unfinished business of the previous meeting. 

Upon completing the reconsideration it was moved to further 
reconsider and the Moderator ruled that such a motion to be out 
of order unless the assembly over ruled the Chair. 

Voted at 2.35 P.M. to over rule the Chair and reconsider all 
appropriations under Article 3 and voted to appropriate the 
following stated sums of money: 

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American Legion 


$ 600.00 


Veterans of Foreign Wars 


480.00 


Armistice Day 


150.00 


Memorial Day 


725.00 


Mothers' Aid 


6000.00 


Soldiers' Relief 


4500.00 


State Aid 


500.00 


Old Age Assistance 


16977.50 


Public Welfare 


16700.00 


Damages to Persons and Property 


500.00 


Elections and Registrations 


1400.00 


Insurance 


6765.00 


Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 


4711.85 


Pomps Pond 


1556.00 


Public Dump 


470.00 


Printing Town Report 


500.00 


Town Officers 


18220.00 


Town Scales 


117.50 


Inspector of Wires 


420.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


470.00 


Municipal Buildings 


3391.00 


Infirmary 


7331.00 


Moth Suppression 


3563.00 


Tree Warden 


3482.00 


Police Department 


23690.52 


Fire Department 


25717.00 


Brush Fires 


1000.00 


Interest 


15000.00 


Retirement of Bonds 


34000.00 


Board of Health 


3320.00 


Board of Health — Care of Patients 


2730.00 


Memorial Hall Library 


7200.00 


together with Dog tax refund 




Spring Grove Cemetery 


7035.00 


Street Lighting Committee 


19400.00 


School Committee 


138708.50 


(including $160.50 unpaid tuition bill 1931-1932) 




Highway Maintenance 


55000.00 


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Water Department Maintenance 

Water Construction 

Sewer Department 

Parks and Playgrounds 

To relocate baseball diamond 

Snow removal and Sanding 



Article 5 : Main-Chestnut St. Traffic Signals 
Article 6: Water Ext. River Rd. 
Article 7: Water Ext. High Plain Rd. 
Article 9: Water Ext. Stinson-Holt Rd. 
Article 10: Water Ext. Gray Road 
Article 11: Fire alarm — Corbett St. 
Article 12: Gravel Rd. 
Article 13: Ferndale Ave. 
Article 19: Carmel Rd. 
Article 21: Hurley Fence 



Special Articles 



Total 



26435 


.00 


11125 


.00 


5375 


.00 


' 3694 


.00 


1100 


.00 


15000 


.00 


$495059.87 


500. 


00 


7580, 


.00 


4292. 


00 


2000. 


00 


2500. 


00 


350. 


00 


3700. 


00 


6500. 


00 


3000. 


00 


200. 


00 


30622. 


00 


$525681. 


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4.07 P.M. At this point the Moderator declared a recess of 
about five minutes and adjourned to the call of the Chair. 
The meeting was called to order at 4.12 P.M. 

Took up Article 4 

Voted at 4.16 P.M. that the Moderator be instructed to ap- 
point a committee of six including himself to represent Andover 
and request the State authorities to reconsider the project of es- 
tablishing a State School in West Andover. 

The Moderator appointed Harvey G. Turner, South Main St.; 
Ralph W. Emerson, 36 York St.; Clara A. Putnam, 30 Washing- 
ton Ave.; Grace E. Merrick, Lowell St.; James C. Souter, 41 
Washington Ave. and Frederick Butler, Lowell St. 



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Took up Article 5 

Voted at 4.21 P.M. to appropriate $500.00 to purchase from the 
Automatic Signal Corporation, the traffic signal installation now 
in operation at the intersection of Main and Chestnut Streets. 

Took up Article 6 

Voted at 5.11 P.M. to authorize the Board of Public Works to 
extend the water main from the present dead end at Henderson 
Farm on River Road to the residence of Leon Hardy on River 
Road and appropriate the sum of $7580.00 to care for this work. 

Took up Article 7 

Voted at 5.15 P.M. to extend the water main from its present 
dead end on High Plain Road along High Plain Road to a point 
opposite the property of George Muller and appropriate the 
sum of $4292.00 therefor, to be expended under the direction of 
the Board of Public Works. 

Took up Article 8 

Voted at 5.19 P.M. Article lost. 

Took up Article 9 

Voted at 5.21 P.M. to authorize the Board of Public Works to 
extend the water main from the corner of Stinson Road and Holt 
Road to a point in front of the property of Arthur N. Comeau and 
appropriate the sum of $2000.00 therefor. 

Took up Article 10 

Voted at 5.26 P.M. to authorize the Board of Public Works to 
extend the water main from the present dead end on Gray Road 
to property of James A. Lynch on Gray Road and appropriate the 
sum of $2500.00 to care for the work. 

Took up Article 11 

Voted at 5.27 P.M. to extend the fire alarm system by locating 
a signal box on Corbett Road, in the vicinity of Topping Road, 
and appropriate the sum of $350.00 for this purpose, to be ex- 
pended by the Fire Department. 

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Took up Article 1 2 

Voted at 5.29 P.M. to appropriate the sumof thirty-seven hund- 
red dollars ($3700) for the purpose of building a gravel road with 
a hard surface top on Corbett Street from Ayer Street to the Law- 
rence line, a distance of 2783 feet. 

Took up Article 13 

Voted at 5.33 P.M. to install a drainage system, lay curbing, 
and build a road on Ferndale Avenue and appropriate the sum of 
$6500.00 therefor. 

Took up Article 14 

Voted at 5.39 P.M. Article lost. (No 208— Yes 155) (Recount- 
No 263— Yes 244) 

Took up Article 15 

Voted at 6.02 P.M. to accept as a public way the way now 
known as Canterbury Street from a point 600 feet westerly from 
Lowell Street for a distance of about 2500 feet as approved by 
the Board of Survey. 

Took up Article 16 

Voted at 6.05 P.M. to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 17 

Voted at 6.07 P.M. to take up Articles 17 and 18 collectively. 

It was then voted : to accept for the purpose of street widen- 
ing a voluntary conveyance of two parcels of land in Andover, by 
Quitclaim Deed of Edmund Marcoux et ux to the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Andover, the plan describing said parcels being on 
file in the office of the Town Clerk, and said parcels, according 
to said plan being described as follows: 

Parcel 1. Beginning at a point in the northerly line of Juliette 
Road, said point being 719.13 feet more or less easterly of the 
junction of the northerly line of Juliette Road with the easterly 
line of Corbett Road; thence northeasterly by land of grantor 
47.5 feet to land of Alice and Alfred Bedard; thence southeasterly 
10 feet to the northerly line of Juliette Road; thence westerly by 
said northerly line of Juliette Road 48.48 feet to point of begin- 

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ning, being a triangular shaped piece of land and containing 
237.5 square feet. 

Parcel 2. Beginning at a point in the northerly line of Juliette 
Road said point being 967.61 feet more or less easterly from a 
point marking the junction of the northerly line of Juliette Road 
with the easterly line of Corbett Road; thence northwesterly 10 
feet to a point at land of Alice and Alfred Bedard ; thence north- 
easterly by land of grantor 155 feet to a point at land of Henry 
and Sarah Proven cher; thence southeasterly by land of said 
Provencher 10 feet to a point on the northerly line of Juliette 
Road; thence southwesterly by said northerly line of Juliette 
Road 155 feet to point of beginning, being a rectangular shaped 
piece of land and containing 1550 square feet. 

Being parcels "A" and "C" shown on plan entitled, "Plan of 
land in Andover, Mass., Edmund Marcoux et al and Alice Bedard 
et al to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, made by Morse 
& Dickinson, Engineers, Haverhill." 

Took up Article 18 

Voted to accept as a voluntary conveyance for the purpose of 
street widening the following described parcel of land, by Quit- 
claim Deed of Alfred Bedard et ux to the Inhabitants of the Town 
of Andover the plan describing said parcel being on file in the 
office of the Town Clerk. 

Beginning at a point in the northerly line of Juliette Road, said 
point being 767.61 feet easterly from a point marking the junction 
of the northerly line of Juliette Road with the easterly line of 
Corbett Road; thence northwesterly 10 feet to a point at land of 
Edmund and Felexine Marcoux; thence northeasterly by land of 
the grantor 200 feet to a point at land of Edmund and Felexine 
Marcoux; thence southeasterly 10 feet to a point in the northerly 
line of Juliette Road ; thence southwesterly by said northerly line 
of Juliette Road 200 feet to point of beginning, being a rectangu- 
lar shaped piece of land and containing 2000 square feet and shown 
as parcel "B" on a plan entitled "Plan of land in Andover, 
Mass., Edmund Marcoux et al and Alice Bedard et al to the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, made by Morse & Dickin- 

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son, Engineers, Haverhill. It was also included in the vote that the 
Town Clerk be instructed to file at Essex Registry of Deeds, No. 
Dist. these deeds with plan. 

Took up Article 19 

Voted at 6.09 P.M. to appropriate the sum of $3000.00 for the 
purpose of cutting down the street grade on Carmel Road from 
Walnut Avenue to the Town Infirmary and establish a new grade 
adjusted to the grade of the adjoining properties and including 
the building of a sidewalk in said street. 

Took up Article 20 

Voted at 6.10 P.M. to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 21 

Voted at 6.11 P.M. to erect a suitable fence on the south and 
southeasterly line of the Town of Andover property on the line of 
Hurley, Bell, Crawford, Rand, Dwane, Bell and Ronan, a dis- 
tance of about 1020 feet providing for such entrances as may be 
deemed advisable and appropriate $200.00 to cover the cost of 
same to be expended by the Board of Public Works. 

Took up Article 22 

Voted at 6.26 P.M. to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 23 

Voted at 6.34 P.M. Article lost. 

Took up Article 24 

Voted at 6.37 P.M. Article lost. 

Took up Article 25 

Voted at 6.45 P.M. Article lost. 

At this point warrant calling meeting for Monday, March 13, 
1933 at 4.30 P.M. which was adjourned to be taken up following 
Article 25 was acted upon. 

Took up Article 1 

Voted at 6.46 P.M. That the Town Treasurer, with the approv- 
al of the Selectmen be and hereby is authorized to borrow money 

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from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial 
year beginning January 1, 1933, and to issue notes therefor, pay- 
able within one year: any debts incurred under this vote to be 
paid from the revenue of said financial year. 

Took up Article 2 

Voted at 6.48 P.M. That all unexpended appropriations, with 
the exception of the War Bonus Surplus of $803.33, be turned 
into the treasury; that $15,000.00 be transferred from the Overlay 
Reserve to the Reserve Fund; and that free cash in the treasury 
to the amount of $35,000 . 00 be voted to the assessors for the pur- 
pose of reducing the 1933 tax rate. 

Took up Article 3 

Voted at 6.49 P.M. that the report of the Town Officers be ac- 
cepted and placed on file. 

Took up Article 4 

Voted at 6.50 P.M. to convey to Maurice J. Curran of Andover 
in consideration of the sum of $300.00, a certain strip of land situ- 
ated in said Andover, bounded and described as follows : ' ' Begin- 
ning at a point where Main Street crosses the Shawsheen river 
running on the river and bounded thereby in a northeasterly 
direction one hundred and seven (107) feet: thence turning and 
running S. 12° 15' E. eighty-seven and one half (873^) feet to a 
point: thence turning and running S. 77° 45' W. one hundred 
(100) feet to said Main Street: thence turning and running N. 
12° 15' W. on said Main Street fifty (50) feet to the point of begin- 
ning; containing about six thousand seven hundred and ninety- 
five (6795) square feet, more or less"; being the same premises 
conveyed by the said Maurice J. Curran and John Joyce to the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Andover by deed dated July 1, 1898 
and recorded in Essex North District Registry of Deeds, Book 
171, Page 99: the said premises to be conveyed subject to an ease- 
ment in favor of the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover of 
maintaining the main sewer line now laid in said strip with the 
right to enter to make repairs in connection therewith; and 
further, that the Selectmen be authorized in the name of the In- 

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habitants of the Town of Andover to execute a good and suf- 
ficient quitclaim deed in accordance with this vote. 

Took up Article 5 including Article 26 of the previous warrant. 

Voted at 6.51 P.M. that the Andover Emergency Committee 
services be terminated and its funds be placed at the disposition 
of the Board of Public Welfare. 

Voted that in the future the time and place of Town Meetings 
be left to the discretion of the Board of Selectmen. 

Voted at 6.52 P.M. that the meeting be dissolved. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officers' 
return on same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 



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Town Warrant 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss: To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the Case Memorial 
Building, Highland Road, Precinct Four, in said Andover, on 
Monday, the Eleventh Day of December, 1933 at 7:45 
o'clock P.M., to act on the following articles: 

Article 1. — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate a sum of money for the construction of a junior high school 
building and heating plant, a common assembly hall and a gym- 
nasium, and authorize the Selectmen to petition the Federal Gov- 
ernment for a grant of money under the National Industrial 
Recovery Act and accept such grant, and to provide by borrowing 
or otherwise, any sum of money that is required to be raised by 
the town for completing said project, or take any action relative 
thereto, upon petition of the School Committee. 

Article 2. — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of 
$2250.00 to be used for material and truck hire for resurfacing 
highways; this work to be done in connection with the Civil 
Works program, on petition of the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 3. — To see if the town will raise and appropriate a sum 
of money necessary to purchase and install a 750 G. P.M. Electric 
Centrifugal Pump and necessary appurtenances, together with 
the changing of foundations, piping, switchboard wiring etc., for 
the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, and authorize the Select- 
men to petition the Federal Government for a grant of money 
under the National Industrial Recovery Act, and accept such 
grant, and to provide by borrowing or otherwise any sum of 
money that is required to be raised by the town for completing 

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said project or take any action relative thereto, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Article 4. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install a steam crank and flywheel engine and 
pump at the Pumping Station at Haggetts Pond, and appropriate 
the sum of $37,000.00 therefor, on petition of William F. Barron 
and others. 

Article 5. — To see if the town will raise and appropriate a sum 
of money for the construction of a 1,500,000 gallon Reservoir 
adjacent to the present one located off Bancroft Road, empower- 
ing the Board of Selectmen to buy or take by right of eminent 
domain such land as may be required, and authorize the Select- 
men to petition the Federal Government for a grant of money 
under the National Industrial Recovery Act, and accept such 
grant, and to provide by borrowing or otherwise, any sum of 
money that is required to be raised by the town for completing 
said project, or take any action relative thereto, on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

Article 6. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to erect a 150,000 gallon standpipe with automatic 
pump on Wood Hill in accordance with Weston & Sampson's 
plans, and appropriate $ 18,000.00 therefor, on petition of William 
F. Barron and others. 

Article 7. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to lay another suction line from the pump into the 
pond at the pumping station at Haggetts Pond, and appropriate 
$7,000.00 therefor, on petition of William F. Barron and others. 

Article 8. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to lay another discharge line from the pumping 
station to Lowell Street at the pumping station at Haggetts 
Pond, and appropriate $2500.00 therefor, on petition of William 
F. Barron and others. 

Article 9. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from Lowell Street along 

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Haggetts Pond Road, a distance of 5300 feet, and appropriate 
$14,000.00 therefor, on petition of William F. Barron and others. 

Article 10. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to lay water mains from the standpipe on Wood 
Hill in accordance with the plans of Weston & Sampson, in so- 
called West District, and appropriate $50,000.00 therefor, on 
petition of William F. Barron and others. 

Article 11. — To see if the town will reconsider that part of 
Article 3 of the Town Warrant of March 13, 1933, whereby 
$1100.00 was voted for the purpose of relocating the baseball 
diamond on the Playstead, on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Article 12. — To see if the town will vote to extend the water 
main from its present dead end on Lovejoy Road along Lovejoy 
Road to a point opposite the property of Ludwika Murach, and 
appropriate the sum of $3400.00 therefor, to be expended under 
the direction of the Board of Public Works, on petition of Herbert 
Lewis and others. 

Article 13. — To see if the town will vote to extend the water 
main from the corner of Boston Road and Rattlesnake Hill Road 
along Rattlesnake Hill Road to the property of Charles Kibbee, 
and appropriate the sum of $3200.00 therefor, on petition of 
Charles Kibbee and others. 

Article 14. — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
building of a sewer, beginning at the terminus of the existing 
sewer at the corner of Ayer Street and Corbett Street and ex- 
tending along Corbett Street to a point opposite the property of 
Carmelina Catanzaro, and appropriate the sum of $3000.00 
therefor, and assess betterments upon the estates benefited by the 
above extension ; said work to be done under the direction of the 
Board of Public Works, on petition of John Buckley and others. 

Article 15. — To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer 
line on Carmel Road from an existing manhole near the Town 
Infirmary to a point in front of the property of Mr. Frank C. 

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Hughes and appropriate the sum of $3185.00 therefor and assess 
betterments upon the estates benefited by the above extension; 
said work to be done under the direction of the Board of Public 
Works, on petition of Frank C. Hughes and others. 

Article 16. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $3500.00 for the purpose of building Brechin Terrace and 
also straightening curbing and repairing sidewalks, on petition of 
George Crocket and others. 

Article 17. — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of 
$16,000.00 for the purpose of rebuilding Salem street, including 
sidewalks, from Highland road to Holt street, said work to be 
done under the supervision of the Board of Public Works, on peti- 
tion of John M. Erving and others. 

Article 18. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the time 
of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this 28th day of November A.D., 1933. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of Andover 
A true copy. 

Attest: 
GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 

Andover, December 1, 1933. 



Andover, December 11, 1933 
Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of 
the Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabi- 



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tants of said town, to meet at the time and place and for the pur- 
poses stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested copy 
of the same, on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no 
less than five other public places where bills and notices are usual- 
ly posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said 
warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, DECEMBER 11, 1933 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in Town Affairs convened in the Case Memorial 
Building, Highland Road, in said Andover on Monday the eleventh 
day of December, 1933 at 7.45 o'clock in the evening, agreeably 
to the requirements of the foregoing warrant, Moderator Freder- 
ick Butler presided and by unanimous consent of the meeting the 
following were allowed to be present: Mr. R. D. Morrill and his 
assistant, Suffolk Electric Company, and Alfred Kellogg, guest of 
the School Committee. 

Article 1 — -Moved and seconded : 

That there be raised and appropriated the sum of $406,000.00, 
to be expended under the direction of a building committee, ap- 
pointed by the Moderator ; said sum to be divided approximately 
as follows: for the construction of a Junior High School and heat- 
ing plant, $230,000.00, for a common assembly hall, $110,000.00 
and a gymnasium; $66,000.00; and to meet said appropriation the 
treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, be and hereby is 
authorized to borrow said sum and to issue bonds or notes of the 
town therefor, said bonds or notes to be payable in accordance 
with the National Industrial Recovery Act and, in so far as not 
inconsistent with said Act, in accordance with Chapter 366 of the 
Acts of 1933 and Chapter 44 of the General Laws. The whole loan 
shall be paid in not more than twenty years or at such a period as 
may be determined by the Emergency Finance Board referred to 
in said Chapter 366 of the Acts of 1933. 

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All money granted by the Federal Government under the 
National Industrial Recovery Act on account of such project shall 
be applied to the extinguishment of the serial bonds or notes 
maturing earliest together with interest and during such period 
estimated at four years as the amount of the grant shall allow. 
Voted the question be divided 
1st question — Junior High School and heating plant $230,000. 00 

Yes— 628 No— 11 Total 639— voted 
2nd question — Common assembly hall 110,000.00 

Yes— 406 No— 199 Total 605 
3rd question — Gymnasium 66,000.00 

Yes— 452 No— 98 Total 550 

The Moderator announced that $406,000.00 had been appro- 
priated under Article 1. 
Vote completed 9.58 P.M. 

Took up Article 2 and 

Voted at 10.00 P.M. to appropriate the sum of $2250.00 to be 
used for material and truck hire for resurfacing highways; this 
work to be done in connection with the Civil Works program, on 
petition of the Board of Selectmen. 

Took up Article 3 at 10.02 P.M. 

Moved and seconded : 

That there be raised and appropriated the sum of $7000.00 to 
be expended under the direction of the Board of Public Works to 
purchase and install a 750 G.P.M. Electric Centrifugal Pump and 
necessary appurtenances, together with the changing of founda- 
tions, piping, switchboard wiring etc., for the Haggetts Pond 
Pumping Station; and to meet said appropriation the treasurer 
with the approval of the Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized 
to borrow said sum and to issue bonds or notes of the town there- 
for, said bonds or notes to be payable -in accordance with the 
National Industrial Recovery Act and in so far as not inconsistent 
with said Act, in accordance with Chapter 366 of the Acts of 1933 
and Chapter 44 of the General Laws. The whole loan shall be 
paid in not more than twenty (20) years or at such period as may 

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be determined by the Emergency Finance Board referred to in 
said Chapter 366 of the Acts of 1933. 

All money granted by the Federal Government under the 
National Industrial Recovery Act on account of such project shall 
be applied to the extinguishment of the serial bonds or notes 
maturing earliest together with interest and during such period 
estimated at four years as the amount of the grant shall allow. 

Voted at 10.10 P.M. to adjourn the meeting to the Town Hall 
on December 18, 1933 at 7.30 o'clock P.M. 

Adjourned Special Town Meeting, December 18, 1933 

Agreeable to the vote taken December 11, the adjourned meet- 
ing was called to order by Moderator Frederick Butler in the 
Town Hall at 7.30 P.M. o'clock and by unanimous consent of the 
meeting Mr. George G. Sampson of the firm of consulting engin- 
eers, Weston and Sampson, was allowed admittance to the meet- 
ing. 

By unanimous consent the following action was taken under 
Article 18. 

Voted at 7.35 P.M. — That in appreciation of the faithful 
services which Miss Clara A. Putnam has rendered to the Town 
of Andover, the new junior high school building be named the 
" Clara A. Putnam Junior High School," and that in grateful 
recognition of the war time services of our Andover boys, the 
new auditorium and gymnasium building be named the " Ando- 
ver Memorial Building"; and that said latter building have at- 
tached thereto a suitable tablet or tablets in memory of those who 
served, the expense of said tablet or tablets to be met by popular 
subscription. An amendment to include Playstead as part of 
Memorial was passed with original motion. 

Took up Article 3. 

Voted at 8.55 P.M. to indefinitely postpone. Yes 237— No 103. 

Took up Article 4. 

Voted at 9.12 P.M. to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 5. 

The motion to construct a reservoir and borrow money for 

that purpose needing a two-thirds majority vote was lost. Yes 128 

—No 96; total 224. 

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Took up Article 6. 

Voted at 9.21 P.M. to take up Articles 6, 9 and 10 collectively. 

Voted at 9.22 P.M. to postpone until next Town Meeting. 

Took up Article 7. 

Voted at 9.27 P.M. to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 8. 

Voted at 9.29 P.M. to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 11. 

Voted at 9.30 P.M. that the entire matter be referred to the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Took up Article 12. 

Voted at 9.44 P.M. that Articles 12 to 16 inclusive be taken up 
collectively. 

Voted at 9.49 P.M. that $4694.18 be appropriated for material 
covering Articles 12 to 16 inclusive providing labor can be fur- 
nished from Civil Works administration funds. 

Took up Article 17. 

The motion to rebuild Salem Street and borrow money for that 
purpose needing a two thirds majority vote was lost. Yes 98 — 
No 83. On request for recount, Yes 102 — No 116. 

Took up Article 18. 

Voted at 10.00 P.M. that the meeting be dissolved. 
The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and the officers' 
return of same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 



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Report of the Town Clerk 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

I hereby submit my report of the office of Town Clerk for the 
year 1933. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover at the close 
of registration on May 24, 1933 was 5374, by precincts as follows: 



Precinct One 
Precinct Two 
Precinct Three 
Precinct Four 



Total 





Male 


Female 


Total 




1170 


1293 


2463 




299 


286 


585 




741 


684 


1425 




424 


477 


901 


- 


2634 


2740 


5374 



VITAL STATISTICS 



Number of births recorded 145 

Male 70 

Female 75 

Twins 1 

Number of deaths recorded 132 

Male 63 

Female 69 

Number of marriages recorded 91 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 



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Report of the 
Town Accountant 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE 
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1933 



January 1, 1934 

To the Board of Selectmen, 

Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

I submit herewith a report of a detailed statement of the re- 
ceipts and their sources, and of the payments and the purposes 
therefor, as follows. The condition of the various trust funds, 
sources of incomes and amounts paid out are also set forth. A 
statement of the temporary loans, maturing debt and interest is 
included. 

A balance sheet, which is appended to this report, was pre- 
pared showing the assets and liabilities as of December 31, 1933. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARY COLLINS 

Town Accountant 



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Appropriations for 1933 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Town Officers $18220.00 

Election and Registration 1400.00 

Municipal Buildings 3391 . 00 



$23011.00 



PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Police Department 23690 . 52 

Art. 5, Main and Chestnut Streets, 

Traffic Signals 500.00 

Fire Department 25717 . 00 

Wire Inspector 420 . 00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 470 . 00 

Moth Suppression 3563 . 00 

Tree Warden 3482.00 

Forest Fires 1000.00 

Art. 11, Fire Alarm, Corbett St. 350.00 



HEALTH AND SANITATION 



Health Department 

Health Department- — Care and 



3320.00 



treat- 



59192.52 



ment of Tubercular patients 


2730.00 




Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 


4711.85 




Sewer Maintenance 


5375.00 




Public Dump 


470.00 


16606.85 


HIGHWAYS 




Highway, Maintenance 


55000.00 




Art. 12, Gravel Road, Corbett Street 


3700.00 




Art. 13, Ferndale Avenue 


6500.00 




Art. 19, Carmel Road 


3000.00 




Art. 21, Hurley Fence 


200.00 




Snow Removal and Sanding 


15000.00 




Street Lighting 


19400.00 


102800.00 



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CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' BENEFITS 

Public Welfare 1 6700 . 00 

Mothers' Aid 6000 . 00 

Infirmary 7331.00 
State Aid 500.00 

Soldiers' Relief 4500.00 

Old Age Assistance 1 69 7 7 . 50 



SCHOOLS AND LIBRARY 

School Department 138708.50 

Memorial Hall Library 7200.00 



52008.50 



145908.50 



RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED 



Parks and Playgrounds 
Relocation of Baseball Diamond 
Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 
Damages to Persons and Property 
American Legion Quarters 
Veterans Foreign Wars Quarters 
Insurance 
Memorial Day 
Town Reports 
Armistice Day 
Town Scales 



3694.00 

1100.00 

1556.00 

500.00 

600.00 

480.00 

6765.00 

725.00 

500.00 

150.00 

117.50 



16187.50 



ENTERPRISES AND CEMETERY 

Water Maintenance 26435 . 00 

Water Construction 11125.00 

Art. 6, Water Extension, River Road 7580 . 00 

Art. 7, W r ater Extension, High Plain Road 4292 . 00 
Art. 9, Water Extension, Stinson-Holt 

Road 2000.00 

Art. 10, Wrater Extension, Gray Road 2500 . 00 

Spring Grove Cemetery 7035 . 00 



50 



60967.00 



INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT 

Interest 15000.00 

Maturing Debt 34000 . 00 



49000.00 
Total Appropriations, March, 1933 $525681 . 87 

Appropriated at Special Town Meeting: 

Article 2 — Civil Works Projects 2250.00 

Articles 12-16 (inc.) — Civil Works Projects 4694.18 



51 



Receipts for 1933 



7 illiam B. Cheever, Collector: 






Taxes, Current Year: 






Poll 




$ 4480.00 


Personal Estate 




76486.68 


Real Estate 




221933.60 


Previous Years; 






Poll 




892.00 


Personal Estate 




4282.75 


Real Estate 




73844.87 


Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes, 


1931 


858.70 


Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes, 


1932 


2986.53 


Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes, 


1933 


14530.27 


Old Age Assistance, 1931 




28.00 


Old Age Assistance, 1932 




419.00 


Old Age Assistance, 1933 




2249.00 


Moth Assessments, 1931 




70.35 


Moth Assessments, 1932 




180.91 


Moth Assessments, 1933 




704.61 


Sewer Assessments 




349.30 


1931 Sewer Assessments (added-to- 


taxes) 170.52 


1933 Sewer Assessments (added-to- taxes) 60.54 


Tax Title Redemption 




68.75 


Interest on Tax Title Redem 


ption 


1.25 


Interest on Taxes 




5720.40 


Interest on Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 274. 57 


Interest on Sewer Assessments 


12.91 






11 0^0 ^ s1 


laxter Eaton, Treasurer: 




4- J UOUO . 01 


Interest on Deposits 




236.69 


Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds 


2012.50 


Certificates Municipal Liens 




6.00 


Sidewalk Assessment 




54.71 


Loans, Anticipation of Revenue 


175000.00 


County of Essex, Dog Tax 




646.17 


For Use of Telephone 




1.40 

177957.47 



52 



Town Clerk, Licenses, etc. : 

Dog Licenses 1220.80 

Certificates of Registration 30.00 

Marriage Licenses 128.00 

Miscellaneous Fees 177.00 

Mother 103.00 



Board of Selectmen : Licenses, etc. : 




Liquor 


4.00 


Junk 


10.00 


Pedlars 


90.00 


Garage and Gasoline 


7.00 


Wines and Malt Beverages 


1861.35 


Dance Hall 


30.00 


Sunday 


110.00 


Pool, Billiards and Bowling 


23.00 


Auto Dealer's License 


50.00 


Police Department: 




Court Fines 


144.50 


All other 


10.00 



1658.80 



2185.35 



154.50 
Fire Department: 

Use of Ambulance 124.95 

Rents, Municipal Property: 
Town Hall 127.00 

Court Room 120.00 

Town Property, Ballard vale 301.00 

548.00 



Sealer of Weights and Measures Fees 136.37 

Wire Inspector's Fees 75 . 50 

Public Weigher's Fees 24 . 00 

Gypsy and Brown Tail Moth Extermination 46 . 69 

Sale of Logs : Carmel Woods 8 . 00 

Health and Sanitation: 

Tuberculosis Subsidy 204.28 

Sewer Connections • 368 . 73 



573.01 



53 



Board of Health Licenses 
Milk 

Beauty Parlor 
Ashes and Garbage 
Alcohol 



Infirmary: Board and Care 

Reimbursement for board and care at 
State Infirmary 

Reimbursements for Public Welfare: 

From Individuals 252.00 

From Cities and Towns 1596. 14 

From State 3012.05 



Reimbursement for Mothers' Aid from 

State 
Reimbursement for State Aid from State 
Reimbursements for burial of indigents 

from State 
Reimbursements for Old Age Assistance: 

From State 

From Cities and Towns 



35.00 




10.00 




1.00 




17.00 






.63.00 






31.00 



School Department: 
Tuition State Wards 
Other Tuition 
Sale of Books and Supplies 
All other 



3512.31 
706.68 



1439.82 

762.08 

116.15 

8.95 



Library : 




Fines 


359.50 


Income from Investments 


3696.00 


Water Department: 




Metered Rates 


42577.80 


Services 


686.09 


Miscellaneous 




226.23 



106.02 



4860.19 

2862.63 
140.00 

40.00 



4218.99 



2327.00 



4055.50 



43490.12 



54 



Cemetery Department 



Sales lots and graves 


475.00 




Care lots 


505.07 




Interments 


747.00 




Foundations 


306.30 




Use of lowering device 


40.00 




Filling Graves 


7.00 




Seeding and dressing lots 


22.00 




All other 


6.00 




Perpetual Cares 


1930.51 









4038 . 88 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 






Income Tax 


28871.00 




Corp. Tax, Business 


23911.37 




Corp. Tax, R.R., Tel. and Tel. 


410.04 




Trust Co. Tax 


294.21 




National Bank Tax 


2016.50 




Street Railway 


39.56 




Gas and Electric and Water 


2171.83 




Public Service 


20.58 




Vocational Education 


993.56 




Reimbursement, Loss Taxes 


289.47 




Federal Emergency Relief Funds 


2731.71 




Smith-Hughes Fund 


73.57 




Old Age Assistance, abatements 


131.00 


61954.40 






County of Essex, Reimbursement for 






killing dogs 




75.00 


For Public Typing 




.70 


Sale of Motor Mower at Cemetery De- 






partment 




30.00 


Land Purchase, Article 4 




300.00 


Refunds : 






Police Department 


28.75 




Soldiers' Relief 


11.00 




Public Welfare 


11.00 




Interest 


268.75 


319.50 






Total Receipts 


$723011.08 



55 



Expenditures for 1933 



APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS 




Cr. 




Appropriation — Town Officers 


S18220.00 




Dr. 




Selectmen : Salaries : 






Frank H. Hardy 


$370.00 




Andrew McTernen 


277.50 




Jeremiah J. Daly 


277.50 




Clerks : 






George H. Winslow 


185.00 




Edith P. Sellars 


253.50 




Ella M. Larkin 


240.50 




Office Supplies, stationery 




and postage 


43.25 




Printing and advertising 


37.69 




Carfares, dues, expenses, 


etc. 61.20 




Telephone 


132.84 




Survey Expenses 


130.72 




All other 


30.00 









$2039.70 


Treasurer : 






Salary, Thaxter Eaton 


1850.00 




Clerk Hire 


1.25 




Stationery and postage 


187.95 




Printing 


.98 




Carfares, dues, expenses, 


etc. 13.83 




On Bond 


178.50 


. 


All other 


.50 


2233.01 
20.00 


Moderator 





56 



Town Accountant: 

Salary, Mary Collins 1443.00 
Office Supplies, stationery 

and postage 44.25 

Printing and advertising 2 . 50 



Tax Collector: 




Salary, William B. Cheever 


2081.25 


Ella M. Larkin, clerk 


240.50 


Office Supplies, stationery 




and postage 


279.30 


Printing and advertising 


91.27 


Recording Collectors Deeds, 




etc. 


32.93 


Telephone 


54.75 


Dues, Expenses, etc. 


11.40 


On Bond 


357.00 


All other 


27.43 


Assessors: Salaries: 




Frank H. Hardy 


370.00 


Andrew McTernen 


370.00 


Jeremiah J. Daly 


370.00 


Clerks : 




George H. Winslow 


185.00 


Edith P. Sellars 


1093.30 


Ella M. Larkin 


240.50 


Assistant Assessors 


539.89 


Office Supplies, stationery and 




postage 


30.21 


Printing and advertising 


438.50 


Carfares, dues, expenses, etc. 


49.60 


Deeds, probates, etc. 


105.64 


Survey Expenses 


115.00 


All other 


10.36 



1489.75 



3175.83 



3918.00 



57 



Certification of Notes 
Town Counsel 

Town Clerk: 

Salary, George H. Winslow 1572.50 

Edith P. Sellars, clerk 168 . 35 

Ella M. Larkin, clerk 240. 50 
Office Supplies, stationery 

and postage 151.75 

Printing and advertising 28 . 37 

Carfares, dues, expenses, etc. 14.85 

On Bond 5.00 

Recording fees 8 . 66 

Express 1 . 20 

Animal Inspector: C. LeRoy Ambye 
Game Warden : Ralph L. Greenwood 
Building Inspector: Edward R. Lawson 



Board of Public Welfare 
Frank H. Hardy 
Andrew McTernen 
Jeremiah J. Daly 
George H. Winslow 
Edith P. Sellars 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



92.50 
92.50 
92.50 
92.50 

168.35 



16.00 
1225.00 



2191.18 

225.00 

92.50 

416.25 



538.35 

17580.57 
639.43 



$18220.00 $18220.00 



ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 

Cr. 



Appropriation 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 



S1400.00 
97.13 



58 





Dr. 




Registrars' Services 


$ 


138.80 


Election Officers 




418.25 


Checkers at town meeting 




160.00 


Police duty, etc. 




140.04 


Stationery and Postage 




34.26 


Printing and advertising 




417.23 


Transportation ballot boxes, 


etc. 


10.00 


Ballot Filing Cases 




50.50 


Meals 




28.05 


Rental Voice Amplifiers for Special Town 




Meeting 




100.00 



Total Expenditures $1497 . 13 $1497 . 13 

MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 



Cr. 






Appropriation 




$3391.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Janitor, town hall 


$1346.80 




Trucking rubbish, etc. 


33.75 




Fuel 


594.70 




Lawrence Gas and Electric 


563.32 




Janitor's Supplies 


208.15 




Repairs 


399.35 




Laundry 


2.03 




Water bills 


51.31 




All other 


15.57 




Total Expenditures 


3214.98 




Balance to Revenue 


176.02 






$3391.00 


$3391.00 


POLICE DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$23690.52 



59 



Dr. 



Salaries and Wages: 




George A. Pane, chief 


$ 2405.00 


Frank M. Smith, clerk 


50.00 


Patrolmen 


16309.45 


Special Police 


1084.01 


Painting Streets, etc. 


221.96 


Equipment for Men 


438.88 


Additional Equipment 


474.73 


Gas, Oil and Auto Maintenance 


777.45 


Repairs to Office 


85.77 


Signals 


229.05 


Beacons 


80.00 


Maintenance Controls 


288.00 


Lawrence Gas and Electric 


445 . 94 


Kerosene 


18.85 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


157.79 


Telephone 


268.89 


Laundry 


20.01 


Dog Officer 


75.00 


All other 


60.90 


Total Expenditures 


23491.68 


Balance to Revenue 


198.84 



$23690.52 $23690.52 



ARTICLE 5— TRAFFIC SIGNALS 

Main and Chestnut Streets 



Appropriation 
Purchase Traffic Signals 



Cr. 
Dr. 



s $500.00 



$500.00 



60 



$500.00 $500.00 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 



Appropriation 


$2^ 


5717.00 


Dr. 






Salaries and Wages : 






Charles F. Emerson, chief 


$ 2405.00 




Firemen 


16924.65 




Call Men 


2058.13 




Call Men, Ballardvale 
Apparatus 


462.92 
671.95 




Hose 


529.48 




Equipment for Men 


161.55 




Other Equipment 


276.68 




Gasoline and Oil 


568.76 




Fire Alarm Boxes, etc. 


87.17 




Fuel 


660.98 




Lawrence Gas and Electric 


263.50 




Water Bills 


30.75 




Repairs to buildings 


141.00 




Furniture and Furnishings 


15.28 




Laundry 


155.10 




Miscellaneous Supplies 


101.37 




Stationery, Printing and Postage 


34.75 




Telephone 


92.36 




Express 


3.69 




All other 


18.00 




Total Expenditures 


25663.07 




Balance to Revenue 


53.93 





$25717.00 $25717.00 



Appropriation 



FOREST FIRES 

Cr. 

61 



$ 1000.00 



Dr. 



Wages, Fighting Fires $212 . 50 




Apparatus 92 . 98 




Hose 154.35 




Equipment 59 . 88 




Gasoline 92 . 28 




Soda 39.20 




Total Expenditures $651 . 19 




Balance to Revenue 348.81 




S1000.00 


$1000.00 


ARTICLE 11— FIRE ALARM 




Corbett Street 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$350.00 


Dr. 




Installation Fire Alarm $328 . 53 




Balance to 1934 21.47 




S350.00 


S350.00 


WIRE INSPECTOR 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$420.00 


Dr. 




Inspector Charles A. Hill, Salary $370.00 




Balance to Revenue 50 . 00 





$420.00 $420.00 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

Cr. 
Appropriation $470 . 00 

62 



Dr. 

Sealer, Joseph P. Lynch, Salary 
Carfares, Misc. Expenses, etc. 
Seals, dies, etc. 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$370.00 


62 


50 


25 


64 


458 


14 


11 


86 



$470.00 $470.00 
MOTH SUPPRESSION 

$3563.00 



Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Salaries and Wages: 




Superintendent Ralph T. Berry 


$ 740.25 


Labor 


1132.22 


Truck Hire 


146.08 


Insecticides 


660.33 


Equipment and Repairs 


155.22 


Hardware and Tools 


19.04 


Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


489.57 


Rent 


162.00 


Stationery, Printing and Postage 


23.78 


Telephone 


23.89 


Laundry 


10.50 


Total Expenditures 


3562.88 


Balance to Revenue 


.12 



TREE WARDEN 



$3563.10 $3563.00 



Cr. 
Appropriation $3482 . 00 

63 





Dr. 




Salaries and Wages: 






Warden, Ralph T. Berry 




$ 940.25 


Labor 




1961.45 


Equipment and Repairs 




71.65 


Hardware and Tools 




148.31 


Fertilizer 




23,60 


Trees 




15.23 


Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


249.12 


Rent 




54.00 


Stationery, Printing and Postage 


4.77 


All other 




13.41 


Total Expenditures 


3481.79 


Balance to Revenue 




.21 



S3482.00 vS3482.00 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 
Appropriation $ 3320.00 

Dr. 
Salaries : 

Franklin H. Stacey, chairman $ 46.25 

Lotta Johnson, agent 1387.50 

George G. Brown, secretary 67.50 

W. D.Walker, M.D. 46.25 

Slaughter Inspector, Lotta Johnson 185.00 

Lotta Johnson, for use of Car 350.00 

Milk Inspector, Franklin H. Stacey 35.62 

Plumbing Inspectors, Buchan and Nolan 235 . 50 

Stationery and Postage 4.25 

Printing 7 . 50 

Telephone 78.35 

Quarantine and Contagious Diseases: 

Medical Attendance 3 . 00 

Amount Carried Forward 2446.72 

64 



Amount Brought Forward 2446.72 



Fumigation, Disinfectants, etc. 


47.15 


Transportation of Patient 


5.00 


Paid to other city 


162.00 


Ice 


20.00 


Schick Tests 


14.90 


Baby Clinic 


238.10 


Vital Statistics: 




Births 


15.50 


Deaths 


14.25 


Disposing of Dead Cats and Dogs 


23.75 


Express 


2.66 


All other 


37.00 


Total Expenditures 


3027.03 


Balance to Revenue 


292.97 




$3320.00 $3320.00 


HEALTH DEPARTMENT 


Care and Treatment of Tubercular Patients 


Cr. 




Appropriation 


$2730.00 


Dr. 




To Lakeville Sanatorium 


$ 163.00 


To North Reading Sanatorium 


43.00 


To Essex Sanatorium 


1047.80 


Total Expenditures 


1253.80 


Balance to Revenue 


1476.20 



$2730.00 $2730.00 

ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 

Cr. 
Appropriation m $4711.85 

65 



Dr. 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital $471 1 . 85 



$4711.85 $4711.85 
SEWER MAINTENANCE 

$5375.00 





Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




Labor 




$2734.59 


Pipe and Fittings 




230.20 


Tools, Equipment and Repairs 


220.74 


Manholes, etc. 
Loam 




149.67 
10.40 


Lawrence Gas and Electric 




1908.56 


Express and All other 




2.52 


Total Expenditures 




5256.68 


Balance to Revenue 




118.32 



$5375.00 $5375.00 

TRANSFER FROM RESERVE FUND 

For Sewer Construction on Upland Road 

Cr. 
Transfer $400.00 

Dr. 
Labor $270.15 

Pipe 22.50 

Manhole Covers, etc. 86 . 85 



Total Expenditures 379.50 

Balance to Revenue 20 . 50 



$400.00 $400.00 



66 



Appropriation 



HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 

Dr. 



Salary, Superintendent, C. T. Gilliard $ 1747.92 
Salary, Assistant Superintendent, E. R. 



Lawson 


782.00 


Labor 


27738.58 


Trucks and Teams 


5967.21 


Broken Stone, Gravel, etc. 


2255.08 


Equipment and Repairs 


1988.10 


Hardware, Tools, etc. 


591.72 


Hay, Grain and Straw 


467 . 20 


Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


1352.15 


Tarvia and Street Oil 


7601.55 


Loam and Sod 


496.68 


Asphalt 


1295.49 


Coal and Wood for Roller 


372.50 


Culverts, Drains, etc. 


546.12 


Curbing 


173.97 


Jobbing and Materials 


1554.17 


Freight 


21.06 


All other 


47.55 


Total Expenditures 


54999.05 


Balance to Revenue 


.95 



$55000.00 



$55000.00 $55000.00 



ARTICLE 12— GRAVEL ROAD 

Corbett Street 
Cr. 



Appropriation 



Dr. 



Labor 
Trucks 

Amount Carried Forward 



67 



$1999.28 
981.61 

2980.89 



$3700.00 



Amount Brought Forward 2980.89 

Gravel 299.10 

Blasting 87.17 

Tarvia 324.44 

Manhole and all other 7 . 75 

Total Expenditures 3699.35 

Balance to 1934 .65 







$3700.00 


$3700.00 


ARTICLE 13- 


-FERNDALE AVENUE 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$6500.00 


Labor 




$2262.32 




Truck 




491.66 




Pipe 




304.47 




Asphalt 




578.50 




Stone 




297.35 




Grates 




75.00 




Curbing 




869.65 




Gravel 




196.50 




Catch Basins 




518.17 




Retaining Wall 




738.03 




Loam 




60.00 




Tools 




44.50 




Brick, Cement, Stakes, etc. 




53.18 




Total Expenditures 


$6489.33 




Balance to 1934 




10.67 





$6500.00 $6500.00 

ARTICLE 19— CARMEL ROAD 

Cr. 



Appropriation $3000 . 00 

68 



1902 


.58 


464 


41 


168 


.00 


89 


00 


2623 


99 


376. 


01 



Dr. 
Labor 
Trucks 
Gravel 
Equipment 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to 1934 

$3000.00 $3000.00 

ARTICLE 21— HURLEY FENCE 

Cr. 
Appropriation $200 . 00 

Dr. 
Labor $ 55.47 

Wire Fence and Posts 142 . 73 



Total Expenditures 198 . 20 

Balance to 1934 1.80 



$200.00 $200.00 

ARTICLE 2— CIVIL WORKS PROJECTS 

(Voted at Special Town Meeting) 

Cr. 
Appropriation $2250 . 00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 2158. 70 

Dr. 
Truck hire $ 181.99 

Other 15.00 

Total Expenditures 196.99 

Balance to 1934 4211.71 



$4408.70 $4408.70 



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ARTICLES 12-16 (INC.)— CIVIL WORKS PROJECTS 

(Voted at Special Town Meeting) 

For material, providing labor will be furnished from C.W.A. 
funds. 

Cr. 
Appropriation $4694 . 1 8 

Dr. 
Expenditures $0000.00 

Balance to 1934 4694.18 



$4694.18 S4694.18 



SNOW REMOVAL AND SANDING 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




SI 5000. 00 


Transfers from Reserve Fund 




6000.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Superintendent, C. T. Gilliard 


$ 37.11 




Labor 


7773.91 




Trucks Hauling Snow 


1594.00 




Teams 


15.38 




Road Plows — Trucks 


5805.00 




Road Plows — Horses 


2373.21 




Sidewalk Plows 


1303.01 




Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


50.74 




Equipment and Repairs 


1435.50 




Chloride Flake 


128.30 




Snow Fence 


438.00 




Express 


39.39 




Total Expenditures 


20993.55 




Balance to Revenue 


6.45 




• 


$21000.00 


$21000.00 


STREET LIGHTING 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$19400.00 



70 



Dr. 



Street Lighting 
Balance to Revenue 



$19341.95 
58.05 



$19400.00 $19400.00 



PUBLIC WELFARE 

Cr. 



Appropriation 


$ 


16700.00 


Refunds 




11.00 


Dr. 






Lotta Johnson, Salary 


$ 240.50 




Stationery and Postage 


27.40 




Groceries and Provisions 


2061.43 




Coal and Wood 


211.67 




Clothing 


46.05 




Rent 


197.50 




Board and Care 


347.41 




Medicine and Medical Attention 


237.50 




State Institutions 


2342.76 




Cash to Individuals 


2500.50 




Labor 


4688.80 




Interment Unknown Infant 


20.00 




Tools for Unemployed 


28.60 




Transportation of Forestry Men 


60.00 




Burial Expense 


65.00 




Town Physician 


180.00 




Relief by other Cities 


1669.44 




Relief by other Towns 


666.60 




All other 


34.83 




Total Expenditures 


15625.99 




Balance to Revenue 


1085.01 





$16711.00 $16711.00 



71 



PUBLIC WFXFARE 

Cr. 
Raised by Taxation in 1933, in accord- 
ance with Chapter 59, Section 23, 

General Laws $453.98 

Dr. 
Overdraft from 1932 $453 . 98 







$453.98 


$453.98 


MOTHERS' 


AID 






Cr. 








Appropriation 






$6000.00 


Dr. 








Cash to Individuals 




$3205.09 




To other Cities and Towns 

• 




392.92 




Total Expenditures 


3598.01 




Balance to Revenue 




2401.99 





$6000.00 S6000.00 

SOLDIERS' RELIEF 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




S4500.00 


Refunds 




11.00 


Dr. 






Cash to Individuals 


S 928.00 




Groceries and Provisions 


• 380.82 




Fuel 


26.73 




Rent 


11.00 




Medicine and Medical Attendance 


81.62 




Labor 


634.40 




Other 


13.00 




Total Expenditures 


2075.57 




Balance to Revenue 


2435.43 





$4511.00 $4511.00 

72 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




$16977.50 


Dr. 






Salary, George H. Winslow 


$ 277.50 




Stationery 


5.73 




Cash to Individuals 


14276.72 




To other Town 


149.33 




To other City 


466.01 




Fuel 


1.50 




Total Expenditures 


$15176.79 




Balance to Revenue 


1800.71 
$16977.50 






$16977.50 


INFIRMARY 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$7331.00 


Dr. 






Salaries, Superintendent, Bertha W. 






Thornton 


$ 924.99 




Other Employees 


1130.70 


• 


Groceries and Provisions 


2370.72 




Dry Goods and Clothing 


470.16 




Buildings and Repairs 


245.02 




Furniture and Furnishings 


350.94 




Household Supplies and Utensils 


231.01 




Lawrence Gas and Electric 


378.96 




Fuel 


660.50 




Telephone 


54.95 




Water Bills 


80.00 




Town Physician 


90.00 




Medical Supplies 


195.09 




Periodicals, etc. 


74.84 




Express and all other 


64.39 




Total Expenditures 


7322.27 




Balance to Revenue 


8.73 





73 



$7331.00 $7331.00 



Appropriation 



STATE AID 

Cr. 

Dr. 



$500.00 



Cash to Individuals 


[$250.00 


Balance to Revenue 


250.00 




$500.00 $500.00 


SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 


Cr. 




Appropriation 


$138708.50 


Dr. 




Salary, Superintendent, Henry C. San 


- 


born 


$ 3956.00 


Salary, Clerk, Marion Hardy 


1021.88 


Truant Officer 


92.00 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


147.08 


Telephone 


78.83 


Printing School Reports 


126.40 


Health : 




High 


498.76 


Junior High 


767.76 


Elementary 


1955.30 


Teachers' Salaries: 




High 


31790.00 


Junior High 


18594.06 


Elementary 


43801.82 


Text Books and Supplies: 




High 


1004.44 


Junior High 


591.25 


Elementary 


970.52 


Other Expenses of Instruction : 


H 


High 


1315.33 


Junior High 


582.76 


Elementary 


603.96 


Amount Carried Forward 


107898.15 



74 



Amount Brought Forward 


107898.15 


Tuition : 




High 


290.00 


Junior High 


230.82 


Elementary 


855.04 


Transportation : 




High 


2590.67 


Junior High 


3280.16 


Elementary 


5226.57 


Janitors' Services: 




High 


1647.97 


Junior High 


1286.16 


Elementary 


4521.04 


Gas and Electricity: 




High 


426.05 


Junior High 


120.42 


Elementary 


450.42 


Fuel: 




High 


723.44 


Junior High 


600.41 


Elementary 


2519.24 


Maintenance Buildings and Grounds: 




High: 




Repairs 


1496.73 


Janitors' Supplies 


232.85 


All other 


10.00 


Junior High and Elementary: 




Repairs 


2087.89 


Janitors' Supplies 


436.04 


All other 


4.70 


New Equipment 


765.50 


New Grounds 


300.45 


Water Bills 


525.84 


Diplomas and Graduation Exercises 


125.59 


Laundry 


30.59 


Express 


19.27 


Total Expenditures 


138702.01 


Balance to Revenue 


6.49 



75 



$138708.50 $138708.50 





LIBRARY 








Cr. 






Appropriation 






$7200.00 


Dog Account Refund 






646.17 


Income from Investments 


Dr. 




3696.00 


Salaries : 








Librarian 




$1850.00 




Assistants 




4195.88 




Treasurer 




50.00 




Janitors 




1846.98 




Books 




1387.09 




Periodicals 




291.75 




Binding 




589.76 




Fuel 




507.82 




Lawrence Gas and Electric 




223.14 




Repairs to Buildings 




169.61 




Miscellaneous Supplies 




60.23 




Stationery, Printing and Postage 


175.33 




Cartage, Express, etc. 




101.00 




Telephone 




38.55 




All other 




54.45 




Total Expenditures 


11541.59 




Balance to Revenue 




.58 






$11542.17 


$11542.17 



PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $3694 . 00 

Dr. 
Labor $ 2737.69 

Equipment and Repairs 591.92 

Trees 72.00 

Shrubs 46.50 

Gravel 19.20 

Amount Carried Forward 3467.31 

76 



Amount Brought Forward 




3467 


.31 


Lime 




38. 


.75 


Playground Apparatus 




42, 


89 


Gasoline and Oil 




28, 


94 


Soccer Goal Posts 




13, 


08 


Repairs to Band Stand 




78, 


50 


Express 




7, 


.30 


All other 




15. 


.75 


Total Expenditures 


3692, 


.52 


Balance to Revenue 




1 


.48 




$3694.00 


PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS 




Relocation Baseball Diamond 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 






Expenditures 




$0000.00 


Balance to Revenue 




1100. 


00 



Total Expenditures 1547 . 91 

Balance to Revenue 8.09 



$3694.00 



100.00 



$1100.00 $1100.00 

POMPS POND BATHING BEACH 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1556.00 

Dr. 

Guards at Pomps Pond $ 858 . 00 

Guard at Shawsheen 220 . 00 

Janitor 154.00 

Matron 140.00 

Labor 66 . 50 

Lumber, Nails, etc. 65.43 

First Aid Supplies 1 . 05 

Plumbing 39.08 

All other 3 . 85 



77 



$1556.00 $1556.00 



DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Cr. 
Appropriation $500 . 00 

Dr. 
Damages $378.83 

Balance to Revenue 121.17 



MEMORIAL DAY 

Cr. 



Appropriation 


Dr. 




Trucking Flowers, etc. 




$ 10.00 


Flags 




38.22 


Flowers, Plants, etc. 




352.20 


Busses 




105.00 


Cartridges 




18.50 


Grave Markers 




29.10 


Veterans Foreign Wars Band 




81.50 


Andover Bugle and Drum Corps 


81.50 


Patriotic Address 




5.00 


Express 




.75 


Total Expenditures 




721.77 


Balance to Revenue 




3.23 



$500.00 $500.00 



$725.00 



$725.00 $725.00 

AMERICAN LEGION QUARTERS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $600 . 00 

Dr. 
Rent, American Legion Quarters $600 . 00 



$600.00 $600.00 
78 



VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS QUARTERS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $480.00 

Dr. 
Rent, Veterans Foreign Wars Quarters $480 . 00 







$480.00 


$480.00 




INSURANCE 








Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$6765.00 


Insurance 




$6641 . 59 




Balance to Revenue 




123.41 





$6765.00 $6765.00 

PRINTING TOWN REPORTS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $500 . 00 

Dr. 
Printing Town Reports $490 . 00 

Balance to Revenue 10.00 





$500.00 


$500.00 


ARMISTICE DAY 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$150.00 


Dr. 






Orchestra Services 


$40.00 




Andover Bugle and Drum Corps 


25.00 




Police Duty 


3.00 




Total Expenditures 


68.00 




Balance to Revenue 


82.00 





$150.00 $150.00 
79 



TOWN SCALES 

Cr. 
Appropriation $117.50 

Dr. 
Salary, Public Weigher, Wm. C. Brown $ 92 . 50 

Repairs to Scales, etc. 9.95 



Total Expenditures 


102.45 




Balance to Revenue 


15.05 






$117.50 


$117.50 


PUBLIC DUMP 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$470.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Neils Sorenson (3 mos.) 


$100.00 




Salary, Thomas H. Manion (9 mos.) 


270.00 




Shrubs 


21.56 




Signs, etc. 


23.15 




Total Expenditures 


414.71 




Balance to Revenue 


55.29 





$470.00 s $470.00 
WATER MAINTENANCE 



Cr. 




Appropriation 


$26435.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Supt. C. T. Gilliard 


1683.72 


Salary, Asst. Supt. E. R. Lawson 


1142.00 


Salary, Clerk, Laura B. Juhlmann 


1298.70 


Salary, Frank A. Buttrick, Secretary 


100.00 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


572.64 


Printing and Advertising 


83.90 


Amount Carried Forward 


4880.96 


80 





Amount Brought Forward 4880.96 



Telephone 


506.47 


Dues, Expenses, etc. 


37.35 


Labor 


5779.39 


Equipment and Repairs 


650.89 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


7033.90 


Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


1426.62 


Chlorine 


100.96 


Freight 


11.56 


Salaries, Engineers at Pumping Station 


4196.50 


Maintenance Pumping Equipment 


362.15 


Survey and Study Pumping Equipment 


318.17 


Repairs on Buildings 


118.32 


Coal 


705.01 


Range Oil 


75.92 


Oil, Waste and Packing 


45.37 


All other 


182.28 


Total Expenditures 


26431.82 


Balance to Revenue 


3.18 



$26435.00 $26435.00 



WATER CONSTRUCTION 

Cr. 



Appropriation 


Dr. 


$11125.00 


Labor 




4320.71 


Blasting 




240.09 


Pipe and Fittings 




3133.62 


Meters and Parts 




796.12 


Equipment and Repairs 




530.26 


Hydrants and Valves 




461.19 


Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


379.20 


Coal 




722.00 


Amount Carried Forward 




10583.19 



81 



Amount Brought Forward 10583.19 

Studies, Reports, etc. of Pumping Equip- 
ment 
Express 
All other 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



404.10 
69.07 
60.24 

11116.60 
8.40 



$11125.00 $11125.00 



ARTICLE 6— WATER EXTENSION 

River Road 





Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




Labor 




$2776.16 


Trucks 




20.00 


Hydrants 




296.64 


Pipe and Fittings 




2851.50 


Valves and valve boxes 




236.67 


Tools, Supplies, etc. 




180.89 


Blasting and Dynamite 




719.63 


Gravel 




6.60 


Express 




14.19 


Total Expenditures 




7102.28 


Balance to 1934 




477.72 



$7580.00 



$7580.00 $7580.00 



ARTICLE 7— WATER EXTENSION 

High Plain Road 

Cr. 
Appropriation 

82 



$4292.00 



Dr. 

Labor $2130.09 

Trucks 17.19 

Hydrants 197.76 

Pipe and Fittings 1099.71 

Valves and Valve Boxes 125.35 

Tools, Supplies, etc. 78.37 

Blasting and Dynamite 632 . 75 

Express 10.40 



Total Expenditures 4291.62 

Balance to 1934 .38 







$4292.00 


$4292.00 


ARTICLE 9- 


-WATER EXTENSION 




Stinson-Holt Roads 








Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$2000.00 


Labor 


• 


$1151.66 




Trucks 




6.88 




Hydrants 




98.88 




Pipe and Fittings 




634.92 




Valves and Valve Boxes 




75.21 




Tools, Supplies, etc. 




23.70 




Express 




5.35 




Total Expenditures 


1996.60 




Balance to 1934 




3.40 





$2000.00 $2000.00 

ARTICLE 10— WATER EXTENSION 

Gray Road 

Cr. 
Appropriation $2500 . 00 

83 



$1322.44 


11 


.25 


98 


.88 


637 


.36 


75, 


,21 


31 


.90 


311 


,25 


2488, 


,29 


11, 


,71 



Dr. 

Labor 

Trucks 

Hydrants 

Pipe and Fittings 

Valves and Valve Boxes 

Tools, Supplies, etc. 

Blasting and Dynamite 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to 1934 

$2500.00 N $2500.00 

SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 

Cr. 

Appropriation v $7035 . 00 

Dr. 

Salary, Supt. Fred A. Swan ton 1665 . 00 

Salary, Clerk, Edith P. Sellars 185.00 

Labor 3222.75 

Team 90.30 

Fertilizer and Weed Exterminator 119.87 

Shrubs, etc. 180.03 

Equipment, Tools, etc. 600.43 

Stone, Sand, and Cinders 692.65 

Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 176.62 

Office Supplies, etc. 55 . 20 

Express and all other 47 . 06 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


7034.91 
.09 




INTEREST 

Cr. 

Appropriation 
Refund 


S7035.00 


$7035.00 

$15000.00 
148.75 



84 



Dr. 



Interest on Temporary Loans 


$ 2395.96 




Interest on All other 


12071.25 




Total Expenditures 


14467.21 




Balance to Revenue 


681.54 




*• 


$15148.75 


$15148.75 


MATURING DEBT 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$34000.00 


Dr. 






General Loans: 






Essex Sanatorium 


$ 7000,00 




Sewer 


7000.00 




Schools 


17000.00 




Water 


3000.00 





$34000.00 $34000.00 
Temporary Loans, Repaid: 175000.00 

Merchants Nat'l Bank, Notes 159, 

160, Rate 3.37% 50000.00 

First Nat'l Bank, Notes 161, 162, Rate 

3.34% 50000.00 

Merchants Nat'l Bank, Notes 163, 164 

Rate 2.64% 50000.00 

Jackson & Curtis, Notes 165, 166, Rate 

1.50% 25000,00 



Dog License Fees to County 




1233.40 


Smith-Hughes Fund 




73.57 


Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds 




2012.50 


Refunds : 






On Taxes 


616.31 




On Motor Vehicle Ex. Taxes 


282.22 


898.53 



85 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 

State Tax 23490.00 

County Tax 21549.47 

Old Age Assistance, Special State Tax 3197 . 00 
All other 409 . 09 



48645 . 56 



Total Expenditures for year 1933 



$750194.13 



RESERVE FUND 

Cr. 

Transferred from Overlay Reserve 

Dr. 

Transferred to Sewer, Upland Road 

Transferred to Election and Registra- 
tion 

Transferred to Snow Removal and 
Sanding 

Transferred to Article 2 — C.W. Pro- 
ject 

Total transferred 
Balance to Overlay Reserve 





SI 5000. 00 


$ 400.00 




97.13 




6000.00 




2158.70 




8655.83 




6344.17 




$15000.00 


SI 5000. 00 



ACCOUNTING TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS 

Taxes 1931 









Dr. 


Cr. 


Uncollected Balance, 


Jan. 1, 


1933 


s $29490.84 




Refunds 






60.50 




Collected, 1933 








$26725.99 


Abated 








1602.59 


Tax Titles 








872.75 


Balance to 1934 


/ 






350.01 




$29551.34 


$29551.34 



86 





Taxes 1932 






Dr. 


Cr. 


Uncollected Balance, Jan. 


1,1933 $84083.42 




Refunds 


530.40 




Collected, 1933 




$52293.63 


Abated 




1202.68 


Tax Titles 




807.28 


Balance to 1934 


$84613.82 


30310.23 




$84613.82 




Taxes 1933 




Commitments, 1933 


$395822.84 




Refund 


25.41 




Collected, 1933 




$302900.28 


Abated 




994.22 


Balance to 1934 




91953.75 



$395848.25 $395848.25 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1931 



Uncollected Balance, Jan. 1, 1933 


$1294.44 




Adjustments 


46.93 




Collected, 1933 




$1030.56 


Abated 




203.10 


Balance to 1934 




107.71 



$1341.37 



1341.37 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1932 



Uncollected Balance, Jan. 1, 1933 


$4850.03 




Refunds 


10.34 




Adjustment 


686.32 




Collected, 1933 




$4047 . 94 


Abated 




38.41 


Adjustment 




44.60 


Balance to 1934 




1415.74 



$5546.69 $5546.69 



87 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1933 

Dr. 

Commitments, 1933 $19649.46 



Adjustment 
Refund 

Collected, 1933 
Abated 
Adjustment 
Balance to 1934 



2.39 

271.88 



Cr. 



$13912.14 

718.75 

686.32 

4606.52 



$19923.73 $19923.73 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 1931 



Uncollected Balance, Jan. 1, 1933 


$57.00 




Cash Collections 




$28.00 


Com. of Mass. abatements 


• 


24.00 


Balance to 1934 




5.00 



$57.00 



$57.00 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 1932 

S681.00 



Uncollected Balance, Jan. 1, 1933 
Cash Collections 
Com. of Mass. abatements 
Balance to 1934 



$419.00 
107.00 
155.00 



$681.00 



s $681.00 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 1933 

Commitments $3122.00 
Cash Collections 
Balance to 1934 


$2249.00 
873.00 



$3122.00 $3122.00 



88 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1931 

Dr. Cr. 

Uncollected Balance, Jan. 1, 1933 $ 71.00 

Collected in 1933 $70.35 

On tax title . 65 



$71.00 $71.00 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1932 

Uncollected Balance, Jan. 1, 1933 $248.61 

Collected in 1933 $180.91 

On tax title . 65 

Balance to 1934 67.05 



$248.61 $248.61 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1933 

Commitment, 1933 $907.93 

Collected in 1933 $704.61 

Balance to 1934 203.32 



$907.93 $907.93 

SIDEWALK ASSESSMENTS 

Uncollected Balance, Jan. 1, 1933 $54.71 

Collected, 1933 $54.71 



$54.71 $54.71 

TAX TITLE ACCOUNT 

Tax Titles taken $1927 . 79 

Tax Title Redemption $ 68 . 75 

Balance to 1934 1859.04 



$1927.79 $1927.79 
89 



SEWER ASSESSMENTS 




Dr. 


Cr. 


Balance from 1932 $2920 . 98 




Collections 


349.30 


Balance to 1934 


2571.68 


$2920.98 


$2920.98 



1931 SEWER ASSESSMENTS 

Added to-Taxes 

Balance from 1932 $693 . 16 

Collections 

Balance to 1934 



$693.16 



$170.52 
522.64 



$693.16 



1933 SEWER ASSESSMENTS 
(Upland Road) 



Assessments 
Collections 
Balance to 1934 



S81.28 



S50.24 
31.04 



S81.28 



$81.28 



APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1933 

$1773.80 



Assessments 
Collection 
Balance to 1934 



Balance, Jan. 1, 1933 
Abatements, 1933 
Balance to 1934 



OVERLAY 1931 



S 1602.59 
9209.78 



$ 10.30 
1763.50 



$1773.80 $1773.80 



$10812.37 



$10812.37 $10812.37 



90 



Balance Jan. 1, 1933 
Abatements 
Balance to 1934 



Overlay, 1933 
Abatements, 1933 
Balance to 1934 



OVERLAY 1932 



Dr. 

$1202.68 
5886.87 



OVERLAY 1933 



; 994.22 
3080.99 



OVERLAY RESERVE 



Balance, Jan. 1, 1933 
Balance from Reserve Fund 
Transfer to Reserve Fund 
Balance to 1934 



$15000.00 
26043.07 



Cr. 
$7089.55 



$7089.55 $7089.55 



$4075.21 



$4075.21 $4075.21 



$34698.90 
6344.17 



$41043.07 $41043.07 



DEPARTMENTAL ACCOUNTS 
Receivable 



Charges, Accounts Receivable 
Collected in 1933 
Abatements 
Balance to 1934 



$26616.94 






$18213.16 




6.15 




8397.63 


$26616.94 


$26616.94 



91 



WATER RATES 
Accounts Receivable 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Uncollected Balance, 


Jan. 


1, 1933 


$ 1601.53 




Commitments, 1933 






43873.93 




Collected in 1933 
Abatements 






i 


$42577.80 
87.66 


Balance to 1934 








2810.00 



$45475.46 $45475.46 

WATER SERVICES AND MISCELLANEOUS 
Accounts Receivable 



Balance from 1932 
Commitments, 1933 
Collected in 1933 
Balance to 1934 



; 765.12 
1066.97 



$ 912.32 
919.77 



$1832.09 $1832.09 



EXCESS AND DEFICIENCY ACCOUNT 



Balance, Jan. 1, 1933 
Transfers 
Revenue, 1933 
Appropriation 
Tax Titles 
Balance to 1934 



$147829.12 

745.17 

16416.99 



$ 35000.00 

1680.03 

128311.25 



$164991.28 $164991.28 



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Richardson Fund — Shawsheen Village School 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1933 $1238. 12 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 43 . 69 

$1281.81 

Cr. 
Balance, December 31, 1933 $1281.81 

Draper School Fund 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1933 $1040.73 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 36.71 

$1077.44 

Cr. 
Balance, December 31, 1933 $1077.44 



Edward Taylor 


Fund- 


-Fuel 




Dr. 








Balance, January 1, 1933 




$ 416.00 




Andover Savings Bank, interest 




13.26 











$ 429.26 


Cr. 








Cross Coal Co. 




$ 32.00 




Benjamin Jaques 




7.50 




B. L. McDonald Co. 




8.00 




Balance, December 31, 1933 




381.76 











$ 429.26 



Dr. E. G. Conroy School Fund 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1933 $ 296.53 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 10.27 

$ 306.80 

Cr. 
Nathan C Hamblin, prizes $ 10.00 

Balance, December 31, 1933 296.80 

$ 306.80 

94 



Holt School Fund 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1933 $80.55 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 2 . 82 

$83.37 

Cr. 
Balance, December 31, 1933 $83.37 

Varnum Lincoln Spelling Fund 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1933 $593.46 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 20 . 58 

$614.04 

Cr. 
Henry C. Sanborn, prizes $ 20.00 

Balance, December 31, 1933 594.04 

$614.04 

Alfred V. Lincoln Spelling Fund 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1933 $530.75 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 18.28 

$549.03 

Cr. 
Henry C. Sanborn, prizes $ 25.00 

Balance, December 31, 1933 524.03 

$549.03 

Emeline S. Lincoln Fund — A. V. I. S. 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1933 $1063.78 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 37.53 

$1101.31 

Cr. 
Balance, December 31, 1933 $1101 .31 

95 



Isaac Giddings Burial Fund — South Church 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1933 $1000.00 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 35 . 30 

— $1035.30 

Cr. 

South Church Cemetery Commissioners $ 35.30 
Balance, December 31, 1933 1000.00 

$1035.30 

Abbie Smart Cemetery Fund — South Church 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1933 $1119.42 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 39. 14 



158.56 



Cr. 
Fred E. Cheever, flowers $ 40 . 50 

Balance, December 31, 1933 1118.06 



$1158.56 



96 



JOHN CORNELL FUND 



Principal Fund $5000.00 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank $1000.00 

Deposited in Essex Savings Bank 1000.00 

Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank 1000 . 00 

Deposited in Central Savings Bank 1000 . 00 
Deposited in City Institution for 

Savings 1000.00 



Receipts 



Balance, January 1, 1933 


$148.35 


Income 


167.50 


Expenditures 




Expended for Coal and Wood 


$223.03 


Tax on checks 


.22 


Balance, December 31, 1933 


92.60 



$315.85 



$315.85 

W. DACRE WALKER, M.D. 
*CHARLES N. MARLAND 
*JOSEPH CHAMBERS 

Trustees 
'Deceased 



97 



TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1933 



Rev. CHARLES W. HENRY 
MYRON E. GUTTERSON 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 
CHARLES C. KIMBALL 



Rev. NEWMAN MATTHEWS 
HENRY G. TYER 
Rev. FREDERICK B. NOSS 
EDMOND E. HAMMOND 



REPORT OF THE 
TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1933 



PRINCIPAL FUND 



January 1, 1933: 
Cash in Banks 
Real Estate Mortgages 
Real Estate 
Bonds at Book Value 
Foreclosure Account 

December 31, 1933: 
Cash in Banks 
Real Estate Mortgages 
Real Estate 
Bonds at Book Value 



S20513.31 

20930.00 

1994.83 

32567.03 

994.83 



$21608.14 

20830.00 

1994.83 

32567.03 



INCOME ACCOUNT 

January 1, 1933: 

Cash on Hand $2899.86 

Interest and Dividends received 3235 . 32 



S77000.00 



$77000.00 



$6135.18 



98 



Expenditures : 

M. E. Stevens, Instructor $2433.60 

N. C. Hamblin, Principal 500.00 

E. E. Hammond, Salary 200.00 

Safe Deposit Box Rent 1 1 . 00 

Taxes 39.98 

Expenses 60 . 75 

December 31, 1933, Cash on Hand 2889.85 



GOLDSMITH FUND 

January 1, 1933: 

Cash in Savings Bank $305 . 90 

Interest Received 10.61 

December 31, 1933: 

Prizes Awarded $ 10.00 

Cash in Savings Bank 306.51 



DRAPER FUND 



$1717 


55 


57 


12 


$ 200.00 


1574. 


67 



January 1, 1933: 
Cash on hand 
Interest Received 

December 31, 1933: 
Scholarships 
Cash in Savings Bank 



BARNARD FUND 

January 1, 1933: 

Cash on hand $25 . 50 

Dividends Received 40.00 

Interest Received . 18 



99 



$6135.18 



$316.51 



$316.51 



$1774.67 



774.67 



$65.68 



December, 31, 1933: 
Prizes Awarded : First 

Second 
Third 
Cash in Savings Bank 



$20.00 

12.00 

8.00 

25.68 



$65 . 68 



CHAPIN FUND 



January 1, 1933: 
Cash on hand 
Interest Received 

December 31, 1933: 
Scholarships 
Cash in Savings Bank 



$1538.56 




89.18 







$1627.74 


S 100.00 




1527.74 




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81627.74 



RESERVE FUND 



January 1, 1933: 
Cash on hand 
Interest Received 

December 31, 1933: 
Transferred 
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83056.21 




105.60 







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S 994.87 




2166.94 







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Treasurer's Report 



Receipts and expenditures for the year were as follows : 

Balance, January 1, 1933 $ 90,848.60 

Receipts 723,011.08 

813,859.68 

Payments 750,194.13 



Balance, December 31, 1933 $63,665.55 

The smaller balance at the end of the year is largely due to the 
use of more than usual of the free cash in the treasury for the 
reduction of the 1933 tax rate, as voted at the annual town meet- 
ing. 

Included in the figures is $175,000.00 borrowed and repaid 
during the year, the smallest amount in years. 

The expenditures, which were 2% less than in 1932, involved 
the issuance of 7995 checks, a 50% increase since 1930. Pay- 
ments were in accordance with 60 warrants, prepared by the 
Accountant and signed by the Selectmen. 

Statements of the Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds and other 
Trust Funds, in the costody of the Treasurer, amounting to 
$79049.43, will be found elsewhere in this report. 

This year for the first time I have to report holding 12 tax titles 
to property sold by the Collector to the Town for unpaid taxes, 
amounting to $1859.04. 

During the first half of the year, I served as treasurer of the 
Andover Emergency Committee, and at the end of the year as 
assistant disbursing officer for the Federal Civil Works Adminis- 
tration, both involving a very considerable amount of time. So, 
without implying that other town officers and employees have not 
had extra work to do, I would respectfully request an increase in 
salary. 

THAXTER EATON, Treasurer 

105 



Report of Tax Collector 



1931 






Amount of warrant 




$29,490.84 


Amount of Moth warrant 




71.00 


Amount of Old Age Assistance warrant 




57.00 


Amount of Excise warrant 


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1,294.44 


Amount of Sewer Assessment 




887.96 


Interest on taxes 




3,105.01 


Interest on Excise 




93.74 


Interest on Sewer 




12.61 


Refunds on taxes 




60.50 


Taxes collected 


$26,725.99 




Moth collected 


70.35 




Excise collected 


858.70 




Old Age Assistance collected 


28.00 




O.A.A. refunded by Commonwealth 


24.00 




Sewer Collected 


170.52 




Interest on taxes 


3,105.01 




Interest on Excise 


93.74 




Interest on Sewer 


12.61 




Refunds on taxes 


60.50 




Taxes abated 


1,542.09 




Excise abated 


328.03 




Taxes credited 






Tax titles taken over by Town 


872.75 




Moth credited 






Tax titles taken over by Town 


.65 




Taxes uncollected 


350.01 




Excise uncollected 


107.71 




Old Age Assistance uncollected 


5.00 




Sewer uncollected 


522.64 




Sewer (Paid direct to Treasurer) 


194.80 





$35,073.10 $35,073.10 



106 



1932 






Amount of warrant 




$84,083.42 


Amount of Old Age Assistance warrant 




681.00 


Amount of Moth warrant 




248.61 


Amount of Excise warrant 




4,850.03 


Interest on taxes 




2,484.75 


Interest on Excise 




159.06 


Refunds on Excise 




10.34 


Refunds on Taxes 




530.40 


Taxes collected 


$52,293.63 




Old Age Assistance Collected 


419.00 




O.A.A. refunded by Commonwealth 


107.00 




Moth collected 


180.91 




Excise collected 


2,986.53 




Interest on taxes 


2,484.75 




Interest on Excise 


159.06 




Taxes abated 


672.28 




Excise abated 


447 . 76 




Refunds on Excise 


10.34 




Refunds on Taxes 


530.40 




Taxes credited 






Tax titles taken over by Town 


807.28 




Moth credited 






Tax titles taken over by Town 


.65 




Taxes uncollected 


30,310.23 




Moth uncollected 


67.05 




Excise uncollected 


1,415.74 




Old Age Assistance uncollected 


155.00 





$93,047.61 $93,047.61 

1933 

Amount of warrant $394,782 . 18 

Amount of Old Age Assistance warrant 3,080.00 

Amount added to Old Age Assistance warrant 42 . 00 

Amount of December warrant 956 . 66 

Amount added to poll taxes 84.00 

Amount of Moth warrant 907 . 93 

Amount Carried Forward $399,852.77 

107 



Amount Brought Forward 




$399,852 


.77 


Amount of Excise warrant 




19,649 


.46 


Excise refunds 




271 


.88 


Amount of Sewer Assessments 




1,773. 


.80 


Interest on taxes 




130 


64 


Interest on Excise 




21. 


77 


Interest on Sewer 






30 


Refunded for overpayment on real 


estate 


25. 


41 


Taxes collected 


S302,900.28 






Moth collected 


704.61 






Excise collected 


14,530.27 






Old Age Assistance collected 


2,249.00 






Sewer collected 


10.30 






Excise refunds 


271.88 






Interest on taxes 


130.64 






Interest on Excise 


21.77 






Interest on Sewer 


.30 






Taxes abated 


994.22 






Excise abated 


512.67 






Taxes uncollected 


91,953.75 






Excise uncollected 


4,606.52 






Moth uncollected 


203.32 






Sewer uncollected 


1,763.50 






Old Age Assistance uncollected 


873.00 







$421,726.03$421,726.03 

SUMMARY COLLECTOR'S CASH ACCOUNT 





1931 


1932 


1933 


Total 


Taxes 


$26,725.99 


$52,293.63 


S302, 900. 28 


$381,919.90 


Moth 


70.35 


180.91 


704.61 


955.87 


Excise 


858 . 70 


2,986.53 


14,530.27 


18,375.50 


Old Age . 


28.00 


419.00 


2,249.00 


2,696.00 


Sewer 


170.52 




10.30 


180.82 


Int. on Taxes 


3,105.01 


2,484.75 


. 130.64 


5,720.40 


Int. on Excise 


93.74 


159.06 


21.77 


274.57 


Int. on Sewer 


12.61 




.30 


12.91 




$31,064.92 


$58,523.88 


$320,547.17 


$410,135.97 



WILLIAM B. CHEEVER 

Collector of Taxes 



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Assessors' Report 



We herewith submit our annual report 
Number of assessed polls 3,069 



Valuation of personal estate 


$ 3,329,085.00 






Valuation of real estate 


12,730,420.00 











$16,059,505.00 


Tax on polls 


6,138.00 






Tax on personal estate 


80,564.35 






Tax on real estate 


308,079.83 




394,782.18 






Moth assessment 






907.93 


Sewer assessment 






1,773.80 


rvDatements 
Poll taxes 






2.00 


Personal estate 






52.03 


Real estate 






940.19 


Rate of taxation on $1000 






24.20 


Number of assessed 








Horses 






197 


Cows 






546 


Neat cattle 






102 


Swine 






164 


Fowl 






24,491 


Dwellings 






2,408 


Acres of land 


17,435 


more or less 


OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 






Assessment — April 






$3,080.00 


Assessment — December 






42.00 



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MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAX 

3135 



Number of vehicles assessed 

Assessed valuation 

Excise 

Abatements 

Rate on $1000 



$760,790.00 
19,649.46 

784.55 
31.55 



Number of assessed polls 
Valuation of real estate 
Tax on polls 
Tax on real estate 



DECEMBER ASSESSMENTS 

42 



$39,520.00 

84.00 

956.66 



Municipal Properties and Public Improvements 



Town Hall 
Fire Department 
Police Department 
Schools 
Library- 
Water Department 
Sewer Department 
Highway Department 
Tree Warden and Moth Department 
Infirmary 
Park Department 
Cemeteries 

Weights and Measures 
Town Scales 

Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale 
Punchard School Fund 
Memorial Hall Investment Funds 
Nine Acres Land, Burnham Rd. 
Pomps Pond Beach 

Totals 



Land and 


Equip, and 


Total 


Buildings 


other property 


$ 85000 


S 8000 


S 93000 


58000 


40000 


98000 


275 


1000 


1275 


543800 


10000 


553800 


125000 


10000 


135000 


79950 


644100 


724050 


5000 


408000 


413000 




8500 


8500 




5000 


5000 


41500 


7500 


49000 


40300 




40300 


20500 


1300 


21800 




350 


350 




1000 


1000 


7100 




7100 




77000 


77000 




73108 


73108 


1800 




1800 


3500 




3500 


$1011725 


$1294858 


$2306583 



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The Andover Plan of Assessing 
Real Estate for the Purpose of Taxation 

"WHY THE WORK WAS STARTED" 

Inequitable Distribution of the Tax Burden— The work 
had its inception from the feeling on the part of the Board of 
Assessors that because of inadequate equipment there were 
possibilities of gross inaccuracies in the valuation of land and 
buildings in the Town of Andover, which if allowed to develop 
would result in an unequitable distribution of the tax burden on 
the taxpayers. It was the feeling of the Board of Assessors that 
there should be an established method or system of assessing real 
estate so that the tendency always would be toward assurance to 
the owner that he was receiving equitable treatment and propor- 
tional values in respect to all properties subject to taxation. 

Incorrect Land Areas — The situation in the Town of An- 
dover is like the situation found in most towns where past prac- 
tices indicated that the areas of land were of necessity copied 
from previous assessment records into the current year's valuation 
books with no definite knowledge by the Board of Assessors that 
they were accurate but were rather a reliance upon the accuracy 
of those who had preceded them and in many instances must have 
merely been taken from the records of those who preceded them, 
and if traced back to origin would probably disclose that there 
was nothing but a guess at the beginning in respect to the acreage 
of property which was subject to taxation. 

Example — An example of what frequently was found is shown 
by the following: — "A" according to the record books in the 
Assessors' office, owned 36 acres of land in the town in 1890. In 
1895 "A" sold 10 acres to "B"; in 1898 "A" sold 15 acres to 
"C"; and in 1910 "A" sold 12 acres to "D"; all from the above 
piece of land, and making a sum total of 37 acres, which as far as 
the assessors' books were concerned, completely wiped out " A" 's 
interest in the land. Therefore in the assessors' books of 1911 no 
assessment appeared against "A". In 1930 the Engineers found 
11 acres of land apparently not assessed but held by an heir of 

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"A". This parcel proved on examination to be a portion of the 
original parcel assessed in 1890, making the original area 47 acres 
instead of 36 acres. 

Permanent Records — It also appeared to the Board of 
Assessors that a most excellent reason for starting this work was 
to insure permanent and accurate office records which would 
constitute dependable information for many years to come avail- 
able for all town officers who needed accuracy in respect to proper- 
ties in the town. The new assessor in every community where 
there are not proper records very frequently finds that he can at 
best only improve a trifle on the assessors of the past and that if 
he desires to really accomplish he must actually spend years in 
acquainting himself with the property holdings of the town which 
should not have been required of him, but by proper records, 
maps, descriptive cards, etc. should have been readily available 
to him upon the moment of his election to office. 

Use by Others — The assessing officials, however, are not the 
only ones to benefit from information of this kind made available 
through accurate surveys. Many other town departments need 
assistance, such as the Department of Public Works and other 
branches of town departments having to do with land. Also 
private citizens interested in matters of street lines and property 
ownership can make intensive use of these public records which 
are always available at the town offices. 

Cambridge System — The inception of this work was at a joint 
meeting of the Board of Assessors and the Finance Committee 
early in 1926. The City of Cambridge had just prior to that time 
completed a detailed study of the valuations of real estate in 
Cambridge and had put into effect a plan which has since been 
known as the "Cambridge System." This joint meeting had the 
privilege of hearing from Mr. James J. Casey, Chairman of the 
Board of Assessors of Cambridge, a description of the problem as 
they found it there and the solution found in Cambridge with a 
detail as to how the plan was working out. 

Town Meeting Approval — The facts presented at that meet- 
ing and the situation developed through discussion prompted the 

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approval of the Finance Committee for the appropriation of 
$3,000 in order to commence the work, which approval was en- 
dorsed by an actual appropriation by the citizens of Andover at a 
town meeting held in March, 1926. The Board of Assessors in 
June, 1926 retained Morse, Dickinson & Goodwin, Engineers of 
Haverhill and Boston, to proceed with a survey of the more 
thickly settled portions of the Town of Andover and placed re- 
liance upon them to establish the base upon which the Andover 
system could be established. 

"MAPS" 

Sources of Information in Map Work — The very founda- 
tion for the Andover system or for any system which attempts to 
properly value real estate is the acquisition of accurate and com- 
plete maps. In the absence of these maps accurate information in 
respect to areas of land cannot be made available, and without 
accuracy in survey and an accurate tabulation of results found a 
system fails, and no taxing officials can properly value property. 

Surveys — With this information available, the Engineers 
proceeded with the actual work of measuring the individual 
properties within the areas outlined by the Assessors. This work 
was usually done in the spring or the fall of the year as it was 
found that the presence of summer foliage hindered instrument 
work. Heavy traffic also interfered somewhat with the running of 
base lines through the streets during the summer period. 

Methods Used in Surveys — The surveys of the Town of 
Andover were made by accurately measured base lines through 
the streets, usually about at the centers; the lines thus laid being 
connected with measured base lines from other intersecting 
streets, at which points of connection angular measurements 
were taken; the whole system finally forming a series of closed 
traverses. The origin of these traverses was taken from a Town 
Boundary stone, the position of which had previously been 
determined by Government Surveys. The error of closure of the 
traverses, which formed the base for all subsequent work, was in 
no case more than one foot in five thousand feet. Property corners 

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indicated on the ground by the presence of stakes, pipes, stone- 
bounds, walls, or fence corners were then carefully tied into these 
base lines by measurements both with the steel tape and by 
instrument. Street corners and angles in the streets where marked 
by stone bounds were also carefully tied to these base lines in a 
similar manner. All property lines within the areas encompassed 
by traverse lines wherever marked by fences, walls, stakes, or 
bounds of some description were then carefully measured and 
recorded in note books, as were the measurements along the street 
lines. Each house within these areas was also carefully measured 
and tied into existing property lines or corners, or into street 
lines; or sometimes if too far distant from any of these points they 
were located by instrument and tape from the base lines or by 
stadia readings. As was stated above, all notes taken in the field 
were carefully recorded in note books. 

Methods Used in Producing Maps — The note books contain- 
ing the information gathered during the progress of the survey 
were then taken into the office and the traverse lines were care- 
fully drawn up on large sheets, at a scale best suited to the loca- 
tion of the area under consideration. The more thickly settled 
sections were drawn to the scale of forty feet to an inch, while for 
the outlying sections the scale of one hundred feet to the inch 
was used. The houses were also drawn up in their proper position 
on the lots. 

Investigation of Plans and Deeds— At this juncture the 
copies of plans collected from the various Town, County and 
State offices, as well as those showing individual holdings were 
investigated for additional information ; and where it proved to be 
dependable was incorporated in the drawings. Names of the 
individual owners of property in the area under consideration 
were then obtained from the office of the assessors or from the 
owners themselves, and a copy of the deed of each parcel was 
obtained by reference to the records at the North Essex Registry 
at Lawrence. With the drawing at hand the Engineers could then 
compare their measurements on the ground with the deed descrip- 
tion of each piece, and if data were missing on lot lines this could 
often be supplied through these descriptions. When the descrip- 

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tion and field data both proved inadequate it was often necessary 
to make a visit to the owner of the property and sometimes to 
adjoining owners to settle the location of a line. These methods 
finally resulted in a complete picture of each parcel within a 
specified area. 

Producing Finished Maps or Plats —After the drawings had 
been made as outlined it was then possible to compute the area of 
each parcel accurately. The maps formed the base for the plats, 
which term is hereafter used. Tracings were then made of the 
area under consideration and of a size which was considered to be 
best, for all around use, by the assessors. The size chosen was a 
sheet measuring twenty-two inches in width and thirty-two inches 
in length. The name of the owner of each parcel was then printed 
in pencil on these plats or sheets, and the area of each parcel was 
printed in red ink usually at the lower right hand corner of each 
piece. To aid the assessors and others interested in a description 
of the property, the book and page as recorded at the Registry of 
Deeds was also placed on each parcel. Each plat was also num- 
bered in the lower right hand corner and the number of the plats 
adjoining it were indicated in circles at the edges of the sheets. 

Keeping Plats up to Date — As changes occur in the owner- 
ship of a parcel the name of the owner is erased and that of the 
new owner printed on the plat. Where changes of property lines 
occur through the sale, exchange, or subdivision of property, the 
old lines are erased and the new property lines are drawn on, and 
the areas are refigured to conform with the new lot lines. 

Other Uses of Assessors' Plats — The maps which have been 
developed have been found indispensable by the assessors and 
have also been of great benefit to other town departments. The 
Department of Public Works uses the maps in studies for high- 
way improvements, sewer and water extensions and assessments 
or improvements. The Selectmen have made constant use of them 
in studies of highway relocations and street renumbering. The 
Board of Survey uses them in approval of new streets and sub- 
divisions. The State and County officials have made extensive 
use of the maps in respect to highway improvements and changes 

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in state and county regulations in the Town of Andover. Insur- 
ance companies and real estate operators and others have found 
the maps of real benefit to them. Many private citizens have been 
furnished with information regarding their properties from in- 
formation available on these maps and have obtained an idea of 
their property not hitherto possessed by them. The maps have 
been so generously used and now seem so indispensable that it is a 
constant wonder as to how it was possible for the town to even 
approach fairness without them. The conclusion of those who 
have used the maps is that all activities in the past have been in 
the dark and that many injustices must have been caused because 
of lack of adequate equipment and proper maps. 

Number of Maps and Area Covered to Date — There are 
now seventy-two of the maps in use by the assessors, and these 
were produced from year to year by appropriations at Town 
Meeting. The area covered by these maps totals 3600 acres and 
comprises all the thickly settled portion of the town. It is pro- 
posed to survey the remaining outlying sections of the town by 
airplane. While this method does not result in the accuracy which 
has been adopted in the portions already mapped, it has proved 
itself sufficient to the value of the properties in country areas and 
is much less expensive. 

"LAND" 

Appraisal of Land and Buildings for Tax Purposes — In 
equalizing land values the maps proved indispensable. The first 
step taken by the assessors was the adoption of a standard lot 
depth for both residential and business areas in the thickly 
settled portions of the town. This was done by having the Engin- 
eers study the average lot depth of all properties in a certain area 
and comparing them with the average lot depths of other areas. 
From this comparison it was found that the average depth of 
house lots in the more thickly settled areas of the town was 156 
feet. From this study it was also found that there were very few 
residence lots in Andover with a frontage of less than 50 feet, the 
majority having a frontage of at least 60 feet and many measuring 

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100 feet or more. A standard lot in Andover for residential pur- 
poses was considered to be 60 feet by 120 feet. 

Andover Method of Land Valuation — In the selection of a 
system of land valuation the assessors with their engineers studied 
in detail a number of systems now in use by other municipalities. 
The systems considered were those developed by the City of 
Cambridge and those by Judge Murray Hoffman of New York 
and W. A. Somers of St. Paul. While the value of these systems in 
use in cities, was readily recognized, it was felt that in applying 
them to land in the town and explaining them to the taxpayer 
they were of no advantage over the method of land valuation 
finally adopted. This method was simply the adoption of a 
standard lot depth for residential and business properties based 
on the theory that the front portion of a lot is more valuable than 
the rear portion. The assessors also recognized the value of corner 
lots and increased them. 

Development of Unit Values for Land — Using a map pro- 
duced on a smaller scale than the assessors' plats, which showed all 
the streets and blocks in the more thickly settled portions of the 
town, the assessors established unit prices per square foot for the 
lots on each street. These were reached by investigating recent 
sales of land in the various locations, and bid and asked prices, or 
any other available data which could fairly be used to determine 
a working base. As these prices were developed they were placed 
on the equalization map above referred to, in their proper loca- 
tion, thus assisting the assessors and their engineers in studying 
the relation of the values of one street with those of another. In 
some cases where the character of a street changed on account of 
influences of locality or other conditions affecting values there 
often appeared throughout the length of that street a series of 
declining unit values which when compared showed graphically 
on the maps in their proper relation. By this method also, unit 
values in one section of the town could easily be compared with 
those in any other section and adjustments made to assure fair 
treatment. 

Andover Residential Lot Rule — In the residential areas 

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the standard lor deprh was ser by rhe assessors ar 120 feer. This 
deprh line is always considered as being parallel ro the street line 
and the area of this section is computed in square feet. This area 
when multiplied by the base rate for the street gives the value of 
the front land. The value of the rear land is then hgured by com- 
puting its area and multiplying it by one-fourth the front land 
rate. Thus a rectangular lot having a frontage of 60 feet and a 
depth of 150 feet on a street having a base rate of 16c per sq. ft. 
would figure as follows : 

60' x 120'— 7200 sq. ft. x 0. 16— S1152.00 value front land 
30' x 60'— 1800 sq. ft. x 0.04— 72.00 value rear land 

$1224.00 value of lot " 

Areas — How Computed — In computing the front and rear 
areas, the assessors' plats were indispensable and from these plats 
the engineers could readily figure these areas regardless of the 
shape of the lots. 

Corner Enhancement — The value of residential corner lots 
was considered to be more than those within the block and in 
figuring these an enhancement of 10% of the front lot rate was 
added. This enhancement was only applied however, to the front 
portion of the lot and from the street bearing the highest value, 
but was not applied over a frontage of more than 60 feet nor a 
depth of more than 120 feet. 

Example — Below is an example of the method of figuring a 
residential lot with the corner enhancement applied: 

75' x 120'— 9000 sq. ft. 
9000 sq. ft. x .20— $1800.00 value front 




land 



75' x 30'- 



2250 sq. ft. 



2250 sq. ft. x .05 — $ 112.50 value rear 

land 
-7200 sq. ft. 

.02—$ 144.00 value corner 
enhancement 



60' x 120'- 
200 sq. ft. x 



20c unit val. 

STREET 



$2056.50 value of lot 



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Treatment of Very Deep Lots — It was found that lots hav- 
ing extraordinary depth required special treatment. Under ordin- 
ary conditions lots having a depth of 400 feet or less were figured 
as indicated in the foregoing paragraphs and all land back of a 
line drawn parallel to the street and 120' from it was figured at the 
rear land rate which is 25% of the front land rate. Lots of a depth 
greater than 400 feet and located in the more thickly settled areas, 
were given special consideration and usually the rear land was 
figured on a basis of acreage. 

Physical Depreciation of Land — Some land required special 
consideration on account of its condition. The presence of ledge, 
ditches, brooks, low and swamp land necessitated a special reduc- 
tion from the value of lots after they had been figured on the 
ordinary basis. This was done in one of two ways — either by 
applying a flat percentage reduction estimated to give an amount 
sufficient to improve the lot to a point where it would be normal 
in comparison with a lot which required no physical depreciation ; 
or, by subtracting from the value of the lot figured normally, a 
sum which would be required to improve the lot to full value. 
Lots higher or lower than the average lot on the street were also 
given special treatment, but streets having a majority of such 
lots were given lower base rates in consideration of these factors. 

Andover Business Lot Rule — In the commercial or business 
areas the standard lot depth was set at one hundred feet and the 
procedure in figuring the values in these areas was the same as in 
the residential sections with the exception of the matter of corner 
enhancement. The engineers through a study of the matter of 
comparative values proved that corner influence did not enter 
further than the width of two stores from the corner. Using the 
average store front as fifteen feet, the maximum corner influence 
therefore was set at 30 feet on the front, and extending to the rear 
a distance of not more than 100 feet. In cases where the corner 
property had a frontage of less than 30 feet, the corner influence 
did not extend beyond the property line. 

It is interesting to note that in comparing the old values it was 
found that they varied in their valuations when reduced to a unit 
price per square foot. Thus adjoining properties within the same 

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block in one area under consideration varied from 42c per sq. foot 
to $1.75 per sq. foot, thereby showing inequality in valuations 
for property in the same relative condition and location. This was 
corrected by the application of a unit base rate which produced a 
fair comparative valuation on all land within the area. 

Residential Lots in Business District — The rear land was 
valued in the same manner as in the residential sections; namely, 
at one-fourth the front land rate. Physical depreciation was also 
applied where necessary. One problem that arose was the presence 
of residential property in a business area. This condition led to 
much discussion as to whether it should bear a residential or 
business rate. While it was conceded that the property was not 
being put to the best possible use, it was recognized that the 
property in its present state was non-income bearing and there- 
fore these properties were given a special base rate ; namely, more 
than residential rates but less than the surrounding business rate. 
As the uses of these properties change from residential to business 
they will be raised to the level of the business rates for the area 
adjacent to them. 

"ADOPTION OF CARD SYSTEM" 

Record Cards — Before proceeding with the work of apprais- 
ing the buildings, it was necessary to adopt a simple and logical 
form of card which would cover the description of all types of 
buildings, and also show clearly all details of their construction. 
Some cards have been developed which were extremely inconven- 
ient to handle and file on account of size. It was found that a card 
5" in width and 8" in length was most convenient for use in that 
it could easily be slipped into the pocket and required a relatively 
small amount of space for filing. By careful study the engineers 
designed a card which provided ample space for all details con- 
cerning both the land the buildings on the face of the card. The 
reverse of the card was simply ruled and provided ample space for 
any additional information pertinent to the property in question 
and for a sketch plan of the building or buildings under considera- 
tion. A portion of this space was used also for the computations of 

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areas of different portions of the building. A sample of the card 
used by the Assessors is shown below. 

Card Records in Operation — It will be noted by referring to 
the card that they may be filed by streets either by numbers con- 
secutively or by names of owners alphabetically. Thus — when in 
use by the engineers in the gathering of measurements, construc- 
tion information, and in computations they were in rotation by 
street numbers; but, for the assessors they were re-sorted into 
alphabetical sequence of owners' names by streets. Another im- 
portant feature was the introduction of spaces for information by 
which any property might be identified on the assessors' map. 
Coincident with the listing of the property on the card, an asses- 
sor's number was placed on each lot of each plat, and the same 
number was entered on the card. This insured against errors in 
overlooking any lot showing on any plat, which might result in a 
lost assessment on the valuation books in the assessors' office. A 
space was also provided for the notation of the lot number of a 
subdivision and referred to the original lot layout, thereby mater- 
ially assisting the assessors' clerk in identifying any parcel re- 
ferred to in the deeds and especially in a transfer of ownership. 
It will be noted that the entire left portion of the card provides 
space for building information while the right-hand side shows 
space for the computation of building values, a section which 
enumerates the buildings and their values individually and a 
space in which the land values are itemized — covering all phases 
which might have to be considered in any particular lot. Under 
the space headed "Remarks," outstanding mortgages on the 
property were noted, and if the property was rented, the rental 
income was also set down. This information often proved of 
considerable value in reviews of valuations as assessed and in 
conferences with property owners. 

"BUILDINGS" 

Classification of Buildings — In the appraisal of a large 
number of buildings for purposes of taxation it is necessary to 
develop a system of classification covering all the different types 
under consideration in order to insure equitable values that will 

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stand comparative tests. It was found that most of the residential 
buildings in Andover could be placed in one of three classes. 
These classes were labelled "A," "B," and "C," and the class 
indicating the quality of construction. 

Class "A" Construction — The houses of "A" class con- 
struction are those having high grade material and workmanship 
and costing from $12,000 to $25,000 for the average sized house. 
This class included houses with concrete foundation walls, water 
proofed, best grade exterior and interior lumber, clear oak floors, 
lathed and plastered throughout, insulated with two ply felt, 
and equipped with best hardware, plumbing fixtures, and electri- 
cal fixtures, with tiled bath rooms and toilet rooms, and having 
steam or hot water heat and a fireplace. This includes also dwell- 
ings constructed of brick and stucco of the better class. 

Special Class "A" Construction — There are a number of 
extremely fine residences in Andover which required special 
treatment on account of their extremely fine construction and 
equipment. These were placed in class "A" special and were 
figured separately, usually by taking off actual quantities. The 
interiors of these houses often contained special hardware, toilet 
and electrical fixtures and expensive interior finish. 

Class "B" Construction — Class "B" construction includes 
those houses constructed at a cost of from $5,000 to $10,000 for 
houses of average size, and most of the houses in Andover fall 
into this class. These houses are of good ordinary constiuction and 
contain concrete foundation walls, good grade lumber throughout, 
oak or hardwood floors, yellow pine or fir doors, lathed and 
plastered throughout, hot air heat and ordinary plumbing and 
lighting fixtures. This class also included brick veneer or stucco 
houses of ordinary construction. 

Class "C" Construction — Class "C" construction included 
houses of cheap construction both of materials and workmanship 
and costing from $2,000 to $5,000 for houses of average size. The 
construction usually consists of concrete block foundations, lap 
siding or shingles, lathed and plastered throughout, yellow pine 
floors, and cheap doors and trim both interior and exterior, one 

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pipe hot air heater and cheap cast iron plumbing fixtures and 
cheap electrical fixtures. 

Variations in Classes — While many houses fall directly into 
the above classes, it was found that there was a varying number of 
features which should receive special consideration, such as the 
type of heating, of roofing, of floors, and fixtures. This necessi- 
tated the addition or deduction of values in order to arrive at 
sound replacement costs. Prices covering these variations were 
worked up in each class and were applied to each house where the 
description indicated divergence from the class. Thus a house of 
"B" or "C" class construction with steam heat would have an 
amount added for this item covering the additional cost over hot 
air heat, or a "C" class house without electric lighting would be 
reduced by an amount sufficient to cover this item. 

Unit Prices for Dwellings — In order to facilitate estimat- 
ing, the houses in each class were estimated on a unit price basis. 
These unit prices were developed by the engineers from current 
construction costs for the locality, for one story, one and one-half 
story and two story houses in each class, on a square foot basis. 
These prices also calculated to include houses from 400 sq. ft. in 
area to 1400 sq. ft. in area in each class, in dwellings of wood, 
stucco and brick, the interval between areas being 100 sq. ft. 
Building material costs were assembled from material dealers of 
various kinds, from quotations of prices in the Banker and Trades- 
man and the Engineering News Record, and labor costs were taken 
at the union rates for the locality. These unit costs were then 
tested by actually figuring a number of recently constructed 
dwellings and comparing the figures with those of the contractor 
or builder. The number of dwellings thus tested were taken from 
various sections of the Town and necessary adjustments were 
made in the unit costs before the appraisal began. The areas of all 
buildings were computed from measurements on the outside taken 
at the sill line, and variations in height of one portion of the 
building from that of another were noted and could thus be 
segregated from the main body of the house and figured accord- 
ingly under a different unit price. 

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Unit Prices for Private Garages and Other Small 
Buildings — Unit prices were also developed by the engineers for 
private garages and hen houses of various types in a similar 
manner as shown in the preceding paragraph. In a similar manner 
unit prices for barns of a common type were worked up — although 
many required special treatment. Special attention was also given 
to camps and summer cottages and unit prices were developed on 
these for every 100 square feet change in area from 400 to 
1000 square feet. 

Estimating Replacement Costs — It was, of course, im- 
possible to apply these square feet unit prices without judgment 
and each building appraised was visited by the engineers, to 
obtain measurements and description, at which time the house 
was classified. The card was then taken into the office and the 
areas of the different portions of the buildings were figured and 
checked, and the unit base prices, with necessary additions and 
deductions applied to cover variations in the class, were then used 
to estimate the replacement cost. The building was then revisited 
by the engineers to check against the replacement costs as esti- 
mated before the cards were passed to the assessors for their 
inspection. 

Building Depreciation — Depreciation of buildings in An- 
dover was considered to be of two kinds; physical depreciation, 
or the normal wear and tear of the elements and functional 
depreciation or the depreciation of the use of a building on account 
of its lack of adaptability for the use to which it is now put, or for 
the lowering of its potential value on account of changes of Town 
growth. This last type of depreciation might well be called ob- 
solescence. 

Physical Depreciation — In order to assure property owners 
of fair treatment in the matter of depreciation, all buildings were 
graded in condition. A building in good condition was given 25% 
depreciation, in fair condition 40% depreciation and in poor 
condition 60% depreciation, without regard to the age of the 
building. This was on account of the fact that there are many fine 
residences in Andover which are in the vicinity of 100 years old 

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but today are in splendid condition on account of proper upkeep 
by the owners. 

Functional Depreciation — Quite a number of residential 
buildings in Andover received further depreciation on account of 
a decrease in the ability of a building to serve the purpose for 
which it was constructed. Many of these buildings were distinct 
oddities, often on account of design, or more often on account of 
obsolete or outdated construction. Some of these buildings are 
susceptible to improvements but in their present condition could 
not be given full livable value. Some buildings were given func- 
tional depreciation on account of their location. Residences in the 
midst of a manufacturing area were considered for functional 
depreciation, or buildings of any kind in undesirable surroundings 
received attention on this account. 

Store, Office and Apartment Buildings — Store, office and 
apartment buildings were estimated by themselves and no unit 
prices were developed for these in most cases, as variations in 
construction precludes any definite classification. Each building 
was considered separately, and was usually estimated on a 
quantity survey basis. This necessitated the taking off of actual 
quantities of materials used in construction and the application 
of unit costs to the quantities to produce the replacement value. 
These figures were then depreciated in the same manner as were 
the residential buildings, for physical and sometimes for func- 
tional depreciation. Considerable information was collected 
showing rental income from these investment properties, which 
was used by the Assessors as a final check on their values. This 
was done by capitalizing the normal yearly rent, allowing fair 
charges for interest, taxes, insurance, maintenance, etc., and 
testing for coverage against the value of both land and buildings 
as assessed. Generally speaking it was considered that a building 
in good condition can be owned at from 12-14% gross of its 
assessed value, a building in fair condition for 15-17% gross of its 
assessed value, and a building in poor condition for 20% gross of 
its assessed value. 

Manufacturing Buildings — Manufacturing buildings were 

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also estimated by either a quantity survey method or on a basis 
of unit cost per foot of floor space, depending on their construc- 
tion. As there were few manufacturing buildings in Andover these 
presented no particular problem although they received special 
consideration from the assessors in the matter of functional 
depreciation as some plants were vacant and had been built to 
serve a particular type of industry. This required sound judgment 
and was handled by the Assessors after consultation with the 
owners and the State Department of Corporations and Taxation. 

Assessors' Values How Obtained — The engineers furnished 
to the Board of Assessors a card containing information on the 
replacement cost of each building, in the area under consideration 
with full data as to details of construction, and size, as well as 
the areas and values of all land under consideration. The Assessors 
then carefully examined each card, visited the properties, and 
applied the depreciations. In some cases, if it was thought by the 
Assessors that the replacement costs were too high or too low, 
conferences were held with the engineers and the matter was gone 
over until proper settlement of the case was made. Matters of 
proper classification of residential properties required the most 
discussion and a number of visits were made to dwellings under 
consideration. After the buildings had been depreciated for physi- 
cal condition and brought to a classified value, the Assessors then 
applied a flat depreciation of 33^3% to all buildings to produce 
what was called the Assessors or fair cash value. As the work of 
appraisal of buildings was begun in 1931 during falling prices, 
this figure proved sufficient to obtain fair valuations for that year. 
If necessity required further depreciation for obsolescence this 
was applied by the Assessors after all the operations noted above 
had been completed. It is well to note that in the adjustments in 
valuation in the year 1931, as against the preceding year, there 
was a gain in building valuations of about $500,000 and a gain in 
land valuation amounting to about $1,000,000. Some of the gain 
shown in land valuation was due to the increased areas from the 
accurate survey by the engineers, while considerable gain was 
attributed to the equalization of the tax burden on land, which 
had never before been subjected to such complete scrutiny by the 

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Assessors. While building values did not show the gains made in 
land values, the proper classification method proved sound in 
equalizing the values of comparable buildings. 

Reviews of Valuations for Levying Taxes — Any change 
of valuations immediately interests the taxpayer, and consider- 
able work was done by the Assessors after the tax bills for 1931 
had been received by the property owners. In the cases where 
property owners were dissatisfied with the new values they were 
given individual attention by the Assessors and the system was 
carefully explained, with the appraisal card of the owner at hand. 
Each item on the card was checked — the replacement cost and 
depreciation scrutinized, and where feasible comparisons with 
adjoining properties were made. This review always included 
both land and buildings and many property owners who came for 
a review of their valuations were fully satisfied after the system 
had been explained. In some cases incorrect information on the 
cards required changes of value. This often came about from a 
misunderstanding on the part of the owner in answering questions 
regarding the property at the time of the collection of necessary 
data by the engineers. There were a few cases which required 
special consideration in the matter of review. These cases were 
referred to the engineers by the Assessors and all the measure- 
ments and the appraisal costs were rechecked. If no errors were 
found the Assessors notified the owners that no change could be 
made in the figures unless evidence was produced to show need 
for further consideration. Some owners were advised to consult 
their builders or contractors and secure an estimate of replace- 
ment costs from them. This estimate could be checked against 
the figures on the appraisal card and where warranted a satisfac- 
tory settlement could be made in a fair and just manner. It is 
well to record here, however, that no cases were placed before the 
Board of Tax Appeals as a result of the tax appraisal. The survey 
was continued during 1932 and now covers the greater portion of 
the Town. The number of buildings appraised in 1931 was 2054 
and in 1932, 1374 making a total of 3428 buildings of all kinds 
appraised to date. 

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data pertaining to each property appraised, with the appraisal 
figures, are on file at the Assessors' office, and are in constant use. 
In addition the Assessors have office record cards which contain 
only the description of the property, and the values as assessed, 
and are designed for use over a 10-year period. While the appraisal 
figures as used were based on construction costs as of April 1st, 
1931, the values of all buildings may be changed from year to 
year by the application of a proper ratio of construction costs of 
that year with those of 1931. For example, in 1932 construction 
costs receded considerably from the 1931 figures. From figures 
supplied by the engineers the value of all buildings previously 
estimated in 1931 was decreased 15% for assessment in 1932. 

While this system is not by any means perfect, it serves to 
stabilize valuations in the Town on a fair and equitable basis, it 
supplies complete information for the Assessors, and can be 
carried on with but little additional expense when once put into 
operation. The requests for abatements have been reduced to a 
very low figure, and with the extremely favorable tax rate of 
$24.20 per thousand, Andover occupies an enviable financial 
position. 

FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 

ANDREW McTERNEN 

JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Board of Assessors 



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Letter received from the Commissioner of Corporations and 
Taxation approving the Andover Plan : 

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Department of 

Corporations and Taxation 

State House, Boston 

September 9, 1933 
Board of Assessors 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

It has been my good fortune to be able to read over the descrip- 
tion that you have given in substantial detail of the method or 
system used in the valuing of property in the Town of Andover. 

While it might not be advisable to adopt this system in every 
single community, it has so many elements of real worth and 
value in it that I would without hesitancy advise every com- 
munity to consider very carefully the Andover plan and also 
advise its adoption. 

It seems to me that it fills a very long needed want in Andover 
and is to be highly commended. Personally I am very much in 
favor of it, and I wish to compliment Andover and its Board of 
Assessors for the intelligent way in which they have handled this 
very vital problem. 

The following is given to me as to how this plan or method 
originated : 

The method originated from the determination of the assessors 
of the fair cash value of dwellings on the taxing day from available 
information such as personal experience, judgment of others, as 
well as available values as expressed by lenders of money on 
mortgages, and any other information which available to the 
assessors crystallizes in a value which when applied to the given 
unit would be one that was expressive of the amount that any 
possible purchaser under normal conditions would be willing to 
pay in order to obtain possession of the property. Having thus 

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obtained the fair cash value for the property as of the taxing day, 
the establishment of the method required as a proof of these 
figures, the classification of the dwellings into those that were in 
good condition, those that were in fair condition, and those that 
were in poor condition, aibitrary percentages are required to 
represent the value of these properties thus classified of the 
amount which would be determined by replacement cost. Dwell- 
ings that had a replacement cost of equal amounts were antici- 
pated by being either in good, fair or poor condition to work out 
to approximately, if not accurately, the fair cash value as found 
by the assessors. This method having been established for a given 
year, subsequent assessment would be determined by the reverse 
of this process. The replacement cost would differ fiom year to 
year, percentages more or less, and as applied to the classification 
of good, fair and poor, would it is presumed reach after these 
calculations the fair cash value of the properties of each taxable 
year. The values thus arrived at would be adopted if it was 
apparent that those values were the full and fair cash values. 

I am in hearty accord with the above and commend to the 
citizens of Andover the commendation of its Board of Assessors 
and the adoption of this plan or method as something which 
should be kept permanently alive in the Town of Andover to the 
end that the best possible results will flow from assessment 
activities. 

Cordially yours, 

HENRY F. LONG, 

Commissioner of Corporations and Taxation 



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Board of Public Welfare 



During the first four months of the year, the demands for aid 
were greater than for any similar period in the history of the 
town. 

With the return of business in our factories, this condition was 
relieved and all the able bodied men were given work by the cor- 
porations in our town at the request of this board. 

The assistance rendered to this board by the management of 
the mills is greatly appreciated. 

We were also greatly relieved by the good work of the Unem- 
ployment Committee and from generous donations from the 
various organizations and from many charitable citizens, who 
assisted in caring for the needs of our citizens who were not able 
to find work. 

The Federal Government is now donating food and fuel 
through this department to the needy. 

On November 27, we started work on projects approved by the 
Civil Works Administration, giving employment to about two 
hundred thirty men; in building gravel roads; cutting brush in 
Carmel Woods, around Haggetts Pond and on out-lying road- 
sides. 

The wages of the laborers, one-half the cost of materials, and 
one-half the expense of truck hire were paid for by the Civil 
Works Administration. 

Respectfully yours, 

JEREMIAH J. DALY 
FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 

Board of Public, Welfare 



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Fire Department 



January 1, 1934 
To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the report of the Fire Department from 
January 1,1933 to January 1, 1934. 

During this time the Department has answered 75 bell and 92 
still alarms. 

We have laid 10,500 feet of 2 3/2 inch and 5700 feet of inch hose. 

The value of the buildings where fires have occurred, $520,- 
525.00; loss on buildings and contents, $16,780.00 mostly covered 
by insurance. 

The equipment consists of one combination pump, hose and 
booster, one combination pump, hose and chemical, one combina- 
tion hose and chemical, one ladder truck, one brush fire truck, 
ambulance and 5700 feet 2J^ inch hose, 250 feet \ x /2 inch hose, 
1700 feet 1 inch hose. 

During the year the ambulance has answered 286 calls to take 
sick or injured persons to hospitals or homes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES F. EMERSON, 

Chief , Fire Department 



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Police Department 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the report of the Police Department for the 
year ending December 31, 1933. 

MISCELLANEOUS COMPLAINTS RECEIVED AND 

INVESTIGATED 

Complaints received and investigated 589 

Automobile accidents investigated 210 

Ambulance calls (covered by Police) 52 

Summons served for out of town police 73 

Automobiles stolen 15 

Automobiles recovered 25 

Automobiles reported stolen out of town 147 

Bicycles stolen 10 

Bicycles recovered 8 

Breaks in camps and dwelling houses 57 

Breaks investigated by Police 57 

Doors found open and secured 205 

Children found and returned to parents 21 

Dogs killed by Automobiles 41 

Tel. and Tel. poles reported down 5 

Street lights reported out 225 

Suicides reported 3 

Fires covered by Police 22 

Dogs reported lost 73 

Persons notified for out of town officers 40 

Dogs killing hens 22 

Trees blown down 2 

False alarms of fire 5 

Dead bodies cared for 11 

Lights in dangerous places 10 

Live wires down and guarded 7 

Dogs killing pigs 3 

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Stolen Property — value $4,700 

Stolen Property — recovered value 5,300 

(Part of property recovered stolen elsewhere) 

DISPOSITION OF CASES 

On file 13 

Paid fines 71 

Committed to State Institutions 2 

Committed to Bridgewater 2 

Suspended to Bridgewater 3 

Released by parole officer 8 

Held for Grand Jury 1 

Probation 7 

Appealed 14 

Continued 22 

Committed to House of Correction 11 

Total number of days 1,244 

Fines paid in lower court $2,780 

Fines paid in Superior court 250 

Total $3,030 

Total Arrests 161 

Males 158 

Females 3 

Automobile Violations 69 

This includes operating under influence of liquor and drunk 22 

POLICE DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT 

One Studebaker Sedan— 1929 Model 

Three Harley Davidson Motor Cycles 

Two Gas Guns 

Two Riot Guns 

Twelve Revolvers 

Two Large Search Lights 

Three Small Search Lights 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE A. DANE, Chief of Police 
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Board of Health Nurse 
and Agent 

To the Board of Health: 

As Board of Health Nurse and agent it is my duty and pleasure 
to submit the following report to the Board of Health and towns- 
people of Andover : 





1933 


1932 


1931 


Septic Sore Throat 





1 





Dog Bite 


8 


4 


1 


Amoebic Dysentery 





1 





Tuberculosis 


4 


3 


10 


Typhoid Fever 





1 





Scarlet Fever 


13 


16 


9 


Chicken Pox 


32 


66 


3 


Whooping Cough 


35 





11 


Diphtheria 








1 


Measles 


31 


18 


268 


Mumps 


56 


79 


6 


Anterio Poliomyelitis 


1 





2 


Gonorrhea 


10 


4 


2 


Syphilis 


2 


6 


3 


German Measles 





1 


18 


Suppurative Conjunctivitis 





1 





Lobar Pneumonia 


7 


3 


2 


Encephalitis Lethargica 


1 










200 


204 


336 


Deaths From Contagious Diseases 








1933 


1932 


1931 


Tuberculosis 


2 


4 





Lobar Pneumonia 


4 


2 


2 


Septic Sore Throat 





1 





Scarlet Fever 


1 








Syphilis 


1 








Encephalitis Lethargica 


1 









Total 

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We have had a number of cases of Whooping Cough this year, 
which I think is caused by the fact that this is one of the contag- 
ious diseases where it is difficult to make an early diagnosis. This 
is probably the cause of our increase in the disease this past year. 
At about the time the first cases were reported to the Board of 
Health, there were many coughs, both in adults and children 
caused by colds. Parents were often late in getting the advice of 
their physicians and this gave the disease an opportunity to 
spread. Any patient suffering from Whooping Cough is more or 
less susceptible to pneumonia, because his powers of resistance 
are greatly impaired at this time; children especially should be 
given very good care at this time. 

At the time of writing this report, there is a large epidemic of 
Measles in many of the cities and towns surrounding Andover. 
To date we have only 17 cases reported to our office. May I take 
this opportunity to warn mothers to watch for Measles in their 
families for at least 30 days. The incubation of Measles is about 
14 days, and they are very contagious and spread rapidly. 

Measles have been very severe this year. It is interesting to 
note that in some families where there has been Whooping Cough, 
there have been one or more contagious diseases following on im- 
mediately thereafter. I would suggest that the mother watch 
more closely for any symptoms of these diseases so common to 
children and start an early isolation, as Whooping Cough and 
Chicken-Pox have proven to be a troublesome combination. 

The Schick Test has proven itself to be one of the most useful 
preventatives in Diphtheria. It is very gratifying to me to state 
we have had no causes of Diphtheria since starting the Schick 
Test in this Town. I hope that all mothers having children will 
have them Schicked at an early date in order that Andover may 
continue its good record. We have had very favorable reports 
from the Chadwick Clinic concerning our under- weight children. 
This Clinic is being carried on in accordance with the ten year 
program sponsored by the State Department of Health. This is 
one more step which is taken to help decrease the number of cases 
of Tuberculosis. 

Also, our Baby Clinic has been as successful this year as in the 
past. The Board of Health has been pleased to note that there has 

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been many more mothers with babies in attendance this year. 

Dog-bites should be reported to the Dog Officer. Any dog 
which bites a person must be quarantined according to the Law, 
so that he may be carefully watched for any signs of Rabies. In only 
one case this year has a dog been found to have been suffering with 
Rabies. Rabies is one of the most treacherous diseases known, for 
it does not show itself in some cases for years later, and this is one 
of the reasons a patient must get immediate treatment if he has 
been bitten by a dog having Rabies. 

Bakeries, candy-kitchens, food-stores, barber-shops, beauty- 
parlors, and restaurants were found to be in good condition on the 
whole. 

During the strawberry season, there were no complaints about 
these fruits. This may be attributed to the fact that most of the 
berries sold were grown in Andover. This would tend to eliminate 
mold which will occur if the berries are placed in small boxes when 
moist. 

Owing to peculiar weather conditions, it was necessary to take 
extra precautions in safe-guarding our supply of drinking water. 
During the summer, the State Department of Health, the Board 
of Public Works and the Board of Health made a survey of the 
cottages on the water-front of Haggett's Pond in order to check 
any drainage into the Pond which might be detrimental to the 
health of the public. 

As Board of Health Nurse, and Agent, I wish to take this op- 
portunity of thanking the people of Andover for the co-operation 
they have given to me and to the Board of Health during this 
past year to the end that Andover may continue to be a safe and 
healthy place to live in. 

All contagious diseases must be reported by the physician, 
parent or guardian, to the Board of Health. Failure to do this 
often results in penalty. 

Respectfully submitted, 
LOTTA M. JOHNSON, R.N., Agent 



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Report of Town Physician 

* 

January 16, 1934 

Board of Selectmen, Andover, Mass. 
Gentlemen : 

I, herewith, submit the annual report of cases seen and treated 
by the undersigned, in the capacity of Town Physician, for the 
year ending December thirty-first, nineteen hundred thirty- 
three. 

House Calls 298 

Office Calls 137 

Maternity 4 

Respectfully yours, 

JOHN J. HARTIGAN 



Animal Inspector's Report 

January 16, 1934 
Board of Selectmen, 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year ending Decem- 
ber 31, 1933. 

Number of Cattle inspected — 776. 

Number of Swine inspected — 361. 

Number of Sheep and Goats inspected — 5. 

Number of Barns inspected — 98. 

Number of interstate Cattle identified and released — 68. 

Number of Dogs quarantined — 17. 

Number of Dogs affected with rabies — -1. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. LEROY AMBYE, 

Inspector of A nimals 

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Report of Building Inspector 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit my report for the year ending December 31, 
1933. 

Eighty-four permits were issued, as listed below: 

Dwellings 14 

Garages (one stall) 15 

Garages (two or more stalls) 8 

Additions 15 

Alterations 13 

Camps 3 

Stores 2 

Hen Houses 5 

Sheds 4 

Roadside Stands 2 

Brooder House 1 

Ice House 1 

Pigeon Coop 1 

84 

Dormitories in town containing eight or more rooms above the 
second story were inspected to see that they comply with the law 
relative to safety appliances, and a report of each inspection was 
forwarded to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

The elevators in town were inspected and a report on each sent 
to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDWARD R. LAWSON, 

Building Inspector 

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Report of Moth Superintendent 

The moth department working with a reduced appropriation 
the past year left much needed work undone. Many scattered 
Gypsy-moth nests and a few Brown-tail nests were found. Heavy 
infestations of the Tent Caterpillar — the Fall web-worm and the 
advent of the Elm Beetle make it most imperative that we have 
our regular appropriation the coming year. To combat the Elm 
Beetle we must have a prolonged spray program. This Depart- 
ment returned to the Town through the private work the sum of 
$954.62. 

To carry on the work of the Moth Department for the coming 
year, I recommend the sum of $4500.00 be appropriated. 

RALPH T. BERRY, 
Moth Superintendent 



Report of Tree Warden 

The routine work of the Tree Department has been carried on 
the past year with the aid of help from the Andover Emergency 
Committee, Welfare Department and soldiers relief. Without this 
help much needed brush work could not have been done. The 
severe ice storm of April left many damaged trees and the tree 
department has partially completed the pruning work to over- 
come this condition. This Department is badly in need of a new 
truck, the present one being six years old and a very expensive 
proposition to keep on the road. The Tree Warden is inserting an 
article in the warrant to purchase same as it must be taken care 
of outside the regular appropriation. It is obvious in view of the 
dangerous character of the Dutch elm disease and the place the 
elm bark beetle plays as a carrier that the trimming out and 
burning of sickly or dying branches and the removal and destruc- 
tion of weak trees is the only reliable method of protecting our 
elms. A definite program should be carried on and in order to do 
this I recommend the sum of $4500.00 be appropriated. 

Respectfully, 

RALPH T. BERRY, 

Tree Warden 
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Spring Grove Cemetery 

The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit the following 
report for the year 1933. 

Extension work outside regular work was as follows: 

Installed 1750 feet curbing, east side of cemetery. 

Installed 30 cement steps and platform, east side. 

Installed 152 feet culvert pipe, east and west side. 

Installed 265 feet Akron pipe, west side. 

Treated 800 feet with ashes and crushed stone on new road 
from Veterans' Lot to lower end of east side. 

Treated 1200 feet crushed stone (dust) on railroad cut in 
cemetery. This divides the east and west sides of cemetery. 

Set out 150 trees and 75 flowering shrubs in various parts of 
cemetery. 

Mowed sprouts in 10 acres of land on east side. 

Thinned out and burned brush on 5 acres of land, east side. 

Our projects for 1934 are setting out more trees and shrubs in 
both east and west sides of cemetery. 

Laying out and curbing 300 feet road, east side. 

Seeding one acre of land on east side. 

Treating roads with crushed stone, and curbing roads in all 
parts of cemetery in so far as our finances permit. 

Removing old corner markers that are unsightly on lots in 
west side, and installing flat markers with initial of lot owner in 
their place. 

Setting out small trees and shrubs in nursery for future use. 

We again suggest to all lot owners whose lots at the present 
time are not under "Perpetual Care" the advisability of at once 
looking into this part of our service. When the last heir to a lot 
dies, and no provision is made for its care, this lot becomes a 
neglected lot and we have no fund to take care of these cases. 

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Would it not be of interest to you to have your lot put under care 
and know this service will be extended forever. 

The Trustees will mail to each lot owner in 1934 a book of 
Cemetery Rules of Spring Grove Cemetery. This will contain full 
information relative to Perpetual Care, Yearly Care of Lots, 
Monuments, Markers and general rules of Cemetery. 

Total receipts from Spring Grove Cemetery returned to Town, 
$4038.88. 

Respectfully submitted, 

TRUSTEES SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 

Walter E. Curtis, Chairman Walter I. Morse 

Frederick E. Cheever, Secretary David R. Lawson 

Everett M. Lundgren Amos B. Loomer 

FRED A. SWANTON, Superintendent 



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Sealer of Weights and Measures 



December 31, 1933 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year 1933: 

Scales 





Adjusted 


Sealed 


Condem. 


Platform over 5000 lbs. 


1 


9 





Platform under 5000 lbs. 


7 


48 


2 


Counter over 100 lbs. 





3 





Counter under 100 lbs. 


2 


50 


1 


Beam 100 lbs. or over 











Beam under 100 lbs. 





4 





Spring under 100 lbs. 


2 


60 


2 


Spring 100 lbs. or over 


2 


10 





Computing 100 lbs. or over 





1 





Computing under 100 lbs. 





31 





Personal Weighing 





22 





Weights 


and Measures 






Prescription 





6 





Avoirdupois 





339 


1 


Apothecary 





53 


2 


Metric Weights 





23 


4 


Liquid 





94 





Oil Jars 





343 





Gasoline Measuring Pumps 


45 


81 


2 


Gasoline Measuring Meters 





1 





Kerosene Measuring Pumps 


2 


18 





Quantity Measures on Pumps 


5 


463 





Yard Sticks 





7 






I have collected from December 1, 1932 to November 30, 1933, 

one hundred and thirty-six dollars and thirty-seven cents ($136.- 

37). 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH 
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Town of Andover — Jury List 





June, 1933 




Abbott, Chester D 


Farmer 


115 Red Spring Rd. 


Abbott, Newton S. 


Carpenter 


River Rd. 


Ambye, C. Leroy 


Manager 


13 Lowell St. 


Anderson, Ernest E. 


Farmer 


Ballard vale Rd. 


Barnard, W. Shirley 


Clerk 


12 High St. 


Barrett, John S. 


Clerk 


63 Burnham Rd. 


Barry, Nicholas J. 


Machinist 


Lowell St. 


Beirne, Francis X. 


Bookkeeper 


8 Chapman Ave. 


Blomquist, Bror G. 


Electrician 


49 Union St. 


Borneman, Frank J. 


Carpenter 


Prospect Hill Rd. 


*Brideau, Herbert 


Clerk 


90 Lowell St. 


Brown, George B. 


Shipper 


63 Elm St. 


Bu'ote, Larry B. 


Engineer 


Boston Rd. 


Buxton, Ira 


Carpenter 


So. Main St. 


Buxton, Walter E. 


Painter 


19 Summer St. 


Cairnie, Robert Y. 


Operative 


18 Baker Lane 


Chadwick, Nathaniel 


Clerk 


4 Main St. Terr. 


Chambers, Arthur S. 


Farmer 


Lowell St. 


Clinton, John H. 


Iron Moulder 


Andover St. 


Comber, Joseph 


Signal Operator Center St. 


Conlon, Daniel, Jr. 


Salesman 


8 Windsor St. 


Cook, Charles S. 


Bookkeeper 


14 Carisbrooke St. 


Craik, James B. 


Painter 


14 Essex St. 


Crowley, Philip A. 


Gardener 


141 Chestnut St. 


Dobbie, Robert 


Trucking 


28 Maple Ave. 


Doyle, Frederick W. 


Carpenter 


Chandler Rd. 


Dufton, George C. H. 


Contractor 


4 Dufton Rd. 


Eaton, Charles A. 


Farmer 


Lowell St. 


Ellis, Franklin T. 


Laborer 


109 Elm St. 


Fairweather, James D. 


Poultryman 


15 Abbot St. 


Fallon, Joseph E., Jr. 


Accountant 


2 Summer St. 


Feeney, Byron J. 


Salesman 


Holt Rd. 


Flint, John H. 


Painter 


33 High St. 


Flint, William N. 


Farmer 


Bailey Rd. 



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Folk, G. Edgar 
Foster, Russell J. 
Gibson, William H. 
Gill, Joseph M. 
Gilliard, Stephen A. 
Gilman, Albert E. 
Gray, Claremont I. 
Haggerty, Daniel J. 
Hall, Roy W. 
Hardy, Frederick C. 
Harnedy, William A. 
Henderson, George M. 
Henderson, John 
Hennessey, William 
Hickey, William R. 
Hill, John K. 
Hilton, Henry 
Holt, George A. 
Holt, John V. 
Holt, Jonathan E. 
Hovey, James H. 
Humphreys, William H. 
Hurley, John F. 
Hutcheson, Douglas W. 
Jaques, Robert G. 
Johnson, Howard B. 
Keery, Samuel 
Kendall, Frank H. E. 
Kurth, William W. 
Ledwell, William T. 
Lewis, Herbert 
Livingston, Clinton R. 
Livingston, George F. 
Luce, Rowland L. 
Lynch, Michael J. 
Matthews, Clester E. 
Mayo, Archibald J. 
McCarthy, Frank G. 



Industrial Sec. 

Electrician 

Salesman 

Carpenter 

Overseer 

Carpenter 



75 Chestnut St. 

78 Lowell St. 

29 Chestnut St. 

16 Cuba St. 

28 Chestnut St. 

Lowell St. 



Clerk 32 Washington Ave. 

Coachman 74 Morton St. 

Clerk 53 Poor St. 

Farmer Haggetts Pond Rd. 

Clerk 24 Summer St. 

Carpenter Andover St. 

Carpenter 64 Red Spring Rd. 

Finisher 1 Cassimere St. 

Clerk 6 No. Main St. 

Clerk Lowell St. 

Operative 67 High St. 

Carpenter 8 Summer St. 

Retired 74 Bartlet St. 

Sexton 6 Chestnut St. 

Carpenter So. Main St. 

Clerk 167 Lowell St. 

Carpenter 10 Harding St. 

Printer 115 Summer St. 

Farmer 69 Maple Ave. 

Electrician Carmel Rd. 

Flax Dresser 60 Maple Ave. 

Carpenter 7 Chestnut St. 

Merchant 300 No. Main St. 

Retired 89 Main St. 

Farmer Lowell St. 

Operative Andover St. 

Farmer Brown St. 

Furniture 19 Summer St. 

Operative 6 Ridge St. 

Wool Sorter Center St. 

Section Hand 76 Lowell St. 

Contractor 12 Wolcott Ave. 



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McDermitt, William G. 
Merrick, James H. 
Mooar, Philip C. 
Morrison, Fred H. 
Moss, James 
Murphy, Michael M. 
Myatt, Peter S. 
Nelligan, John J. 
Newton, Charles M. 
Nicoll, Frank L. 
North, Harry C. 
Paine, Joshua L. 
Petrie, Alexander B. 
Piatt, Thomas W. 
Poland, Frank S. 
Poland, John 
Rennie, Adam E. 
Richardson, Olin L. 
Robb, David B. 
Ronan, William A. 
Ryder, Arthur F. 
Schofield, James F. 
Shea, Maurice P. 
Shiers, Frederick R. 
Smith, James L. 
Stevens, Clinton H. 
Sweeney, John F. 
Taylor, Thomas D. 
Tewksbury, Willis H. 
Tolman, Eugene F. 
Trow, William A. 
Tucker, Charles H. 
Turner, Harvey G. 
Turner, Patrick J. 
Whiteway, Hayward G. 
Williams, Robert 
Zalla, Eugene 
* Deceased 



Operative 

Electrician 

Mechanic 

Salesman 

Plasterer 

Machinist 

Laborer 

Clerk 

Poultryman 

Painter 

Clerk 

Blacksmith 

Gardener 

Carpenter 

Plumber 

Auto Worker 

Farmer 

Laborer 

Upholsterer 

Chauffeur 

Retired 

Weaver 

Percher 

Insurance 

Salesman 

Accountant 

Steamfitter 

Machinist 

Retired 

Salesman 

Merchant 

Gardener 

Farmer 

Plumber 

Carpenter 

Janitor 

Laborer 



Woburn St. 

3 Cuba St. 

108 Lowell St. 

5 Sutherland St. 

Andover St. 

49 Balmoral St. 

Highland Ave. 

89 Chestnut St. 

Boutwell Rd. 

103 Summer St. 

17 Carisbrooke St. 

29 Washington Ave. 

51 Bartlet St. 

Bancroft Rd. 

34 Union St. 

68 Whittier St. 

Argilla Rd. 

10 Washington Ave. 

125 Main St. 

60 Morton St. 

Andover St. 

Andover St. 

30 Burnham Rd. 

North St. 

5 York St. 

11 ArgyleSt. 

42 High St. 

79 Lowell St. 

Hidden Rd. 

357 No. Main St. 

31 Lowell St. 

Ill Abbot St. 

So. Main St. 

Andover St. 

3 Ferndale Ave. 

29 Main St. 

27 Florence St. 



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1934 Town Warrant 

and 

Recommendations of the 
Finance Committee 

To our Fellow Townspeople: 

Having in mind at all times, the unemployment situation with 
the uncertainty of C.W.A. continuance, the needs of the various 
town departments, in some instances made greater and more 
urgent by past curtailment, the desires and ideas of the sponsors 
of the many special articles, and the interest of the taxpayer in 
maintaining a reasonable tax rate and not being unmindful of the 
fact that tax rate affects all citizens, taxpayers and non-taxpayers 
alike and finally the very credit of the town, your Finance Com- 
mittee, after thorough investigation and serious consideration of 
every item appearing on the warrant, and bearing in mind the 
increased yearly cost to the town due to the recently approved 
school project, makes the following recommendations and com- 
ments. (They also express their appreciation of the hearty coop- 
eration given them by every town committee.) 

You the voters and taxpayers should bear in mind as we have 
the fact that, no matter in what manner the school project charges 
and the Federal grant are spread out the average net additional 
cost per year to the town, including repayment of principal inter- 
est at 33^2% and $5000. additional operating expense will be ap- 
proximately $25,500. or approximately $1.56 per thousand added 
to the tax rate. 

This we are unable to consider in our estimate for the current 
year. 

TOWN WARRANT 

to either of the constables of the town of andover, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in Elections and Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the 

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designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three and Four, 
viz: The Town House in Precinct One; the Old School House, 
Ballard Vale, in Precinct Two; the Administration Building, 
Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; and the Phillips Club 
House, School Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover, on 
Monday, the Fifth Day of March, 1934 at 6:00 o'clock 
A.M., to act on the following articles: 

Article 1 . — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk for 
one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for one year, 
one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one mem- 
ber of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members of the 
School Committee for three years, one member of the School 
Committee for one year to fill a vacancy, two members of the 
Board of Public Works for three years, one member of the Board 
of Health for three years, three Constables for one year, one 
Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for seven years, five Trustees 
of Punchard Free School for three years, one Tree Warden for one 
year, one member of the Planning Board for five years, one mem- 
ber of the Planning Board for four years, to fill a vacancy, and all 
town officers required by law to be elected by ballot. Also to vote 
Yes or No on the following questions : 

1. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of 
all alcoholic beverages (whiskey, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines 
and all other alcoholic beverages) ? 

2. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of 
wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt 
beverages) ? 

3. "Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of 
alcoholic beverages in taverns?" 

All the above candidates and questions to be voted on one 
ballot. The polls will be open from 6 o'clock a.m. to 6.30 o'clock 
p.m. 

After final action on the preceding Article One, the said meeting 
shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of 
General Laws, to Monday, March 12, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. at the 
Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following articles, 
namely: 

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Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law to be 
elected by ballot. 

Article 3 . — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for the following purposes. 

Appropriation for the Assessors, Board of Selectmen, and all de- 
partments under their control. 



American Legion 




$ 600.00 


Veterans of Foreign Wars 




480.00 


Armistice Day 




150.00 


Memorial Day 




800.00 


Mothers' Aid 




6000.00 


Soldiers' Relief 




2500.00 


State Aid 




500.00 


Old Age Assistance 




17000.00 


Public Welfare 




4500.00 


Damages to Persons and Property 




500.00 


Elections and Registrations 




3000.00 


(4 meetings each precinct 






Town Election 






April Primaries 






Fall Primaries 






Fall Election 






Possible Special Town Meetings) 






Insurance 




6900.00 


(Increase in cost of compensation on 






account additional employment) 






Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 




3562.58 


Pomps Pond 




1556.00 


Public Dump 




470.00 


Printing Town Report 




700.00 


Town Officers 




20000.00 


(Increase due to Public Welfare 


$ 300.00 




Town Clerk 


270.00 




Assessors 


1210.00) 




Town Scales 




117.50 


Inspector of Wires 




420.00 



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Sealer of Weights and Measures 470 . 00 

Assessors Survey 1990.00 

Municipal Buildings 3200.00 

Infirmary 7900.00 

Moth Suppression 4000 . 00 

Tree Warden 3700.00 

Police Department 23905 . 00 

Fire Department 25941 . 00 

Brush Fires 1000.00 

Interest 14000.00 

Shawsheen School 4675 . 00 

High School 600.00 

Essex Sanatorium 148.75 

Water Bonds 260.00 

Sewer Bonds 700.00 

Short Term Notes 3472.50 

Outfall Sewer 4143.75 

Retirement of Bonds 31000 . 00 

Shawsheen School 1 1 000 . 00 

High School 5000.00 

Essex Sanatorium 7000 . 00 

Water Bonds 1000.00 

Sewer Bonds 2000.00 

Outfall Sewer 5000.00 

Appropriation for the Board of Health. 
Care of Tubercular patients 

Appropriation for Trustees of Memorial Hall Library. 

Appropriation for Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery. 

Appropriation for Street Lighting Committee. 

Appropriation for School Committee. 

Appropriation for all departments under the control of 
Public Works. 



Highway Maintenance 
Highway Construction 
Water Maintenance 



3200.00 
2000.00 

7500.00 

7400.00 

19447.44 

148,000.00 

the Board of 

55000.00 

6081.95 

27000.00 



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Water Construction 1 0000 . 00 

Sewer Maintenance 5700.00 

Park and Playgrounds 3700.00 

Snow Removal 1 5000 . 00 



496,891.47 

Appropriations for any other Town Charges and Expenses. 

Article 4. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the purchase of materials and truck hire to be ex- 
pended under the direction of the Local Administrator of Civil 
Works in conjunction with Civil Works Administration labor on 
approved projects. 

(Approved) 8000.00 

Article 5. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to erect a 150,000 gallon standpipe with automatic 
pump on Wood Hill in accordance with Weston & Sampson's 
plans, and appropriate $18,000.00 therefor, postponed from 
Special Town Meeting. 

(Not approved) 
(While projects of Articles 5, 6 and 7 which are all related, are all 
in the ultimate plan of Andover water distribution system, your 
finance committee cannot at this time see any justification for 
this expenditure amounting as it does to $82,000 . 00.) 

Article 6. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from Lowell Street along 
Haggetts Pond Road, a distance of 5300 feet, and appropriate 
$14,000.00 therefor, postponed from Special Town Meeting. 

(Not approved) 

Article 7. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to lay water mains from the standpipe on Wood 
Hill in accordance with the plans of Weston & Sampson, in so 
called West District, and appropriate $50,000.00 therefor, post- 
poned from Special Town Meeting. 

(Not approved) 

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Article 8. — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of 
$23,000.00 for the purpose of constructing a 1,500,000 gallon 
reservoir adjacent to the present one located off Bancroft Road, 
empowering the Board of Selectmen to buy or take by right of 
eminent domain such land as may be required, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

(Not approved) 
(Your finance committee recognize this as a project which should 
soon be put in for additional storage and safety ; they cannot see 
any emergent necessity and they withold approval solely because 
of the cost in this an already heavily burdened year for the tax- 
payer.) 

Article 9. — To see if the town will vote to extend the water 
main from the corner of Boston Road and Rattlesnake Hill Road 
along Rattlesnake Hill Road to the property of Charles Kibbee, 
and appropriate the sum of $3780.00 therefor, on petition of 
Charles Kibbee and others. 

(The articles 9 to 16 inclusive call for water extensions with 
total appropriation of $63,045.00 involved. There is hope, if not 
actual expectation that C.W.A. monies will be continued long 
enough to be available for practically all of the rough work 
of the most practical of the above extensions. However there 
is nothing certain regarding this labor. Your finance committee 
therefore recommends that the sum of $10,000.00 (this sum being 
about what was voted last year for water extensions) be appropri- 
ated for Water Extensions. The Board of Public Works to use 
this money on the above extensions in such order as they see fit, 
and using such C.W.A. labor as may be available.) mono on 

Article 10- — To see if the town will vote to extend the water 
main from the present dead end on Lovejoy Road along Lovejoy 
Road to a point opposite the property of Ludwika Murach, and 
appropriate the sum of $5100.00 therefor, this work to be done 
under the direction of the Board of Public Works, on petition of 
Herbert Lewis and others. 

Article 1 1 . — To see if the town will vote to appropriate $24,- 
000.00 to be expended by the Board of Public Works as follows; 

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in case Civil Works Administration will furnish the labor for the 
projects contemplated by this article, then that the water main be 
extended from the present dead end on Chandler Road near the 
property of George Disbrow along Chandler Road to the junction 
of Greenwood and Chandler Roads connecting with present 6" 
main, thence along Greenwood Road to Lowell Street connecting 
with present 12" main. 

In case Civil Works Administration will not furnish the labor 
for the projects contemplated by this article, then that the water 
main be extended from present dead end on Chandler Road near 
the property of George Disbrow along Chandler Road to the 
junction of Greenwood and Chandler Roads connecting with 
present 6" main, on petition of Ovagen Sarkisian and others. 

Article 12. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end on Salem Street near Wildwood Road along Salem Street to 
Jenkins Road, thence along Jenkins Road northerly to the North 
Andover Line, and appropriate the sum of $14,010.00 therefor, on 
petition of John J. Sweeney and others. 

Article 13. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead end 
on River Road to a point approximately 400 feet beyond Bout- 
well Road and appropriate the sum of $7110.00 therefor, on peti- 
tion of George Squires and others. 

Article 14. — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from the corner 
of Main Street and Gould Road along Gould Road to the east side 
of the By-pass, and appropriate a sum of money therefor. 

Article 15. — To see if the town will vote to extend the water 
main from the corner of Holt Road and Vine Street, along Vine 
Street to the residence of William E. Lynch, and appropriate the 
sum of $2700.00 therefor, the work to be done under the direction 
of the Board of Public Works, on petition of William E. Lynch 
and others. 

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Article 16. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from its present dead end 
on High Plain Road along High Plain Road to the property of 
Helen A. Dick, and appropriate the sum of $1215.00 to care for this 
work, on petition of Bernard L. McDonald and others. 

Article 17. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate 
$825.50 to cover the purchase price of a new truck with trade-in 
allowance on old truck, to be expended by Trustees of Spring 
Grove Cemetery, on petition of Walter E. Curtis and others. 

(Approved) 825.50 

(Four necessary automobile replacements are represented in 
articles 17 to 20 inclusive. The finance committee recommends 
that the departments interested agree on one make of car or 
truck, and pool their purchase with a possible legitimate saving 
to the town.) 

Article 18. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate $684.- 
03 to cover the purchase price of a new automobile with trade-in 
allowance on old automobile, to be used by the Police Department, 
on petition of George A. Dane and others. 

(Approved) 684.03 

Article 19. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $900.00 for the purchase of a truck to be used by the Tree 
and Moth Departments, on petition of Ralph T. Berry and others. 

(Approved) 900.00 

Article 20. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate $900.- 
00 to cover the purchase price of a new truck together with trade- 
in allowance on old truck to be expended by the Board of Public 
Works, on petition of said board. 

(Approved) 900.00 

Article 21. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $750.00 to be used for supervised play at the playstead to 
be expended under the direction of the Board of Public Works, on 
petition of Charles R. Scott and others. 

(Not approved) 
(The project is a worthy one and this service should be continued. 

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Your finance committee feels however that this should not be 
taken over by the town, either temporarily or permanently). 

Article 22. — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
building of a tar sidewalk on both sides of Cuba Street from Red 
Spring Road to Shawsheen Road, and appropriate the sum of 
$1375.00 therefor, said work to be done under the direction of the 
Board of Public Works, on petition of Philip Gaudet and others. 

(Not approved) 

(The Cuba Street sidewalk should be attended to especially on the 
side on which the school is located. 

Our Board of Public Works assure us that they can and will satis- 
factorily repair sidewalk on this street from their regular main- 
tenance fund.) 

Article 23. — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
building of a sewer beginning at the terminus of the existing sewer 
at the corner of Hidden Road and P.orter Road and extending 
along Porter Road, a distance of 550 feet, and appropriate the 
sum of $1375.00 therefor, and assess betterments upon the estates 
benefited by the above extension ; said work to be done under the 
direction of the Board of Public Works on petition of Edmond E. 
Hammond and others. 

(Approved) 1375.00 

(For sewer extensions articles 23 to 26 inclusive call for total ap- 
propriation of $12,360.00 from which betterment assessments of 
$8,600 . 00 will be ultimately returned to the town leaving net cost 
of $3,760.00. Furthermore if C.W.A. labor is available at the time 
there might well be a credit on the entire transaction.) 

Article 24. — To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer 
line on Carmel Road from an existing manhole near the Town In- 
firmary to a point in front of the property of Frank C. Hughes, 
and appropriate the sum of $3185.00 therefor, and assess better- 
ments upon the estates benefited by the above extension ; said 
work to be done under the direction of the Board of Public Works, 
on petition of Frank C. Hughes and others. 

(Approved) 3185.00 

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Article 25. — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
building of a sewer, beginning at the terminus of the existing 
sewer at the corner of Ayer Street and Corbett Road and extend- 
ing along Corbett Road to a point opposite the property of 
Carmelina Catanzaro, and appropriate the sum of $3000.00 there- 
for, and assess betterments upon the estates benefited by the above 
extension ; said work to be done under the direction of the Board 
of Public Works, on petition of John Buckley and others. 

(Approved) 3000.00 

Article 26. — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
building of a sewer beginning at the corner of Summer Street and 
Pine Street and extending along Pine Street a distance of approxi- 
mately 1240 feet and appropriate the sum of $4800.00 therefor, and 
assess betterments upon the estates benefited by the above ex- 
tension ; said work to be done under the direction of the Board of 
Public Works, on petition of said Board. 

(Approved) • 4800.00 

Article 27. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars; One Hundred Fifty 
($150.00) Dollars for payment to Alfred Kellog, Engineer and 
Three Hundred Fifty ($350.00) Dollars for payment to Perley F. 
Gilbert, architect, for services rendered in preparing preliminary 
surveys, reports, sketches, estimated costs and preparing of gov- 
ernment specifications relative to the Junior High School project. 
The above amounts to be considered as part of fee to architect 
and engineer if and when they are selected for the building of the 
Junior High School project, on petition of the Committee on the 
Junior High School Building project. 

(Approved) 500.00 

Article 28. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $500.00 to make a complete study of the drainage system 
which comprises Rogers Brook, its tributaries and water shed 
and also to obtain information relative to the cost to the town 
and the legality of the town entering into the problem and report 
back at the next town meeting. This survey to be done under the 

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supervision of the Board of Public Works on petition of Charles 
F. Dal ton and others. 

(Approved) 500.00 

Article 29. — To authorize and appoint a committee of three 
leading citizens of the Town of Andover to carefully investigate 
the Electric Light rates now charged by the Lawrence Gas & 
Electric Company for electricity used by the residents of Andover, 
said committee to be appointed by the Board of Selectmen, the 
members of the committee or their immediate family not to be 
in the employ of, or own stock in the Lawrence Gas & Electric 
Company nor the N.E. Power Association, further said committee 
to be authorized to file a petition on behalf of the citizens of Ando- 
ver with the Public Utilities Commission, State House, Boston, 
should their investigations disclose the present rates to be exces- 
sive, unwarranted or unfair. This committee to serve without 
salary or other means of compensation except minor expenses in- 
cidental to their investigations; said expense not to exceed $50.00 
(Fifty Dollars) which is hereby appropriated with the restriction 
that the expense must be approved by the Board of Selectmen and 
Town Treasurer. The expense is further restricted to travel by 
railroad, street railway or bus and the preparation of petitions 
for filing with the State authorities, on petition of Clarence G. 
Scholtz and others. 

(Not approved) 
(No investigation could be well started for this sum of money 
which if appropriated will simply be thrown away.) 

Article 30. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money to rebate to those who have surrendered their Beer li- 
censes so-called, issued under authority of Chapter 120 of Acts of 
1933 and who are entitled to rebate under Section 7 Chapter 376, 
Acts 1933, on recommendation of Board of Selectmen. 

(Approved) 

Article 31. — To see if the town will vote to install a steam 
pumping unit at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station and appro- 
priate the sum of $20,000,00 therefor, to be expended under the 

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direction of the Board of Public Works, on petition of William F. 
Barron and others. 
(Not approved) 

Article 32. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$7000.00 to purchase and install a 750 gal. per min. electric centri- 
fugal pump and necessary appurtenances, together with the 
changing of foundations, piping, switchboard wiring etc., for the 
Haggett's Pond Pumping Station, on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

(Approved) 7000.00 

(Your Board of Public Works and their consulting engineer be- 
lieve that developments now being made in pumping equipment 
make it inadvisable to consider any installation involving a large 
amount of money at this time. They also feel that the safety and 
surety of our water supply demands an additional electric pump- 
ing unit now. The finance committee has investigated this situa- 
tion to the best of its ability and heartily recommends the install- 
ation of this electric pumping unit this year.) 

Article 33. — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of 
$16,000.00 for the purpose of rebuilding Salem Street, including 
sidewalks, from Highland Road to Holt Road, said work to be 
done under the supervision of the Board of Public Works, on pe- 
tition of John M. Erving and others. 

(Not approved) 

Article 34. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
not exceeding $5000.00 provided, however, a like amount of 
money is appropriated by the County of Essex and an amount of 
money equal to the sum of that appropriated by town and 
County be appropriated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
for the improvement of River Road in West Andover so called, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

(Approved) 5000.00 

Article 35. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $1500.00 for the purpose of building Brechin Terrace, and 

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also straightening curbing and repairing sidewalks, on petition of 
George Crockett and others. 

(Approved) 1500.00 

Article 36. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $49.75 to reimburse the committee on State School project 
for bus hire and other expenses, on petition of Ralph W. Emerson 
and others. 

(Not approved) 

Article 37. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $4000.00 for the collection and disposal of garbage, on pe- 
tition of Winthrop K. White and others. 

(Not approved) 

Article SS. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to enter into an agreement with Andrew Basso, his 
heirs and assigns, to pay one hundred dollars ($100) per year in 
full payment per annum for all damages and claims for damages, 
and for forbearance to institute, bring or maintain any suit in 
equity for injunctive relief and to collect any damages thereunder, 
arising out of the proximity of the Playstead to his premises, and 
any use or the consequences of any use that the said Playstead 
may be put to. This agreement may be terminated by either party 
upon the giving of one year's notice in writing, and to appropriate 
the sum of one hundred dollars ($100) for the purpose of carrying 
out the agreement, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

(Approved) $100.00 (yearly) 

Article 39. — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Public Works to appoint one of its elected members to 
the position of secretary of said board, with a salary of $100.00 
per annum, to be paid from appropriations of said board. 

(No action necessary) 

Article 40. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to borrow 
money for the use of the Town in anticipation of the revenue of 
the current year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

(No action necessary) 

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Article 41. — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in treasury. 
(No action necessary) 

Article 42. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 
(No action necessary) 

Article 43. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 
(No action necessary) 

SUMMARY 

Departmental expenditures recommended 545,161 . 00 

State and County Assessments (Estimated) 45,000 . 00 

590,161.00 
Estimated Receipts 150,000. 00 

440,161.00 
Net Valuation for 1933 16,000,000.00 

Computation of tax rate for 1934 using the above figures: 

$440,161.00 

= $27.50 per M 

16,000,000.00 

Tax rate for 1929 $25 . 50 Tax rate for 1931 $24. 20 

Tax rate for 1930 25.90 Tax rate for 1932 24.00 

Tax rate for 1933 $24.20 

Respectfully submitted, 

HUGH BULLOCK, Chairman 
CHARLES A. BRANTON, O.S.A. 
JOSEPH M. HARGEDON 
MITCHELL JOHNSON 
EDWARD SHATTUCK 
HARVEY G. TURNER 
HOWELL F. SHEPARD, Secretary 
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Trustees of Memorial Hall 

Library 



NATHAN C. HAMBLIN BURTON S. FLAGG 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL FREDERICK A. WILSON 
HENRY G. TYER PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

CLAUDE M. FUESS 

Chairman 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 

Secretary and Treasurer 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

Librarian 
EDNA A. BROWN 

Assistants 
JULIA E. TWICHELL MARGARET D. MANNING 

In Charge of Junior Room 
EVELYN R. ROBINSON 

In Charge of Ballardvale Branch 
MARTHA D. BYINGTON 

Janitor 
ARCHIBALD MACLAREN 

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Report of Finance Committee 



January 31, 1934 

This is to certify that the Securities belonging to the Trustees 
of the Memorial Hall Library, and the income accruing therefrom 
have been checked and found correct. 

The remaining items in the foregoing statement have been ex- 
amined by the Town Accountant. 

BURTON S. FLAGG 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

Finance Committee 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

Treasurer 



Report of Trustees of Memorial 
Hall Library 



The Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library have voted to 
adopt the annual report of the Librarian as their report to the 
town for the year 1933. 



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Annual Report of Memorial Hall 
Hall Librarian 



January 2, 1934 

To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library, 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the report of the library for the year ending 
December 31, 1933. 

At the end of 1932 it seemed quite impossible that the large use 
of the library during that year would ever be exceeded, or even 
equalled. But 1933 has shown an increase over even that figure. 
The number of books which people have borrowed for home use 
during the twelve months just past is 82,473; 1558 more than 
during 1932. We have 5705 registered users, 57% of the town's 
population. During November, we reached a daily average use of 
300 books, a number never before attained. 

It is sometimes interesting to take a look backward. In 1925, 
when we were struggling along in crowded, unsanitary and wholly 
inadequate quarters, the record of books borrowed was 54,063. 
The first complete year spent in the remodeled building, that of 
1928, showed a circulation of 64,757. From 1928 through 1933, 
the total number of books taken for home use was 424,156. 
Comparing the cost of the reconstruction with the greatly in- 
creased use as a direct result of providing the library with ade- 
quate quarters, shows an extraordinary return upon the invest- 
ment, for this large number of books has been borrowed by a town 
with less than ten thousand people. 

The junior room has been busy with its usual group activities 
and its school interests. The one-session hours for the junior high 
school made it difficult for the children living at a distance to 
come to the library at a time when their room was open. To 
accommodate them, it has been opened an hour earlier one day a 

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week, with the result of reaching some seventy children who other- 
wise could not easily use the library. Another special arrangement 
permits the younger children who are brought in by bus, to 
borrow books during one noon recess, when they are allowed to 
come down from school. The plan of school centralization thus 
gives the district children an opportunity to use the town library 
in person, a privilege which under other conditions, they could 
very seldom enjoy, and which they appreciate to the point of 
rapture. 

Of the books borrowed this year, 21% were taken from the 
junior room, 1152 children have cards, and many parents and 
teachers avail themselves of its excellent collection of books. 

We have again tried to let no shadow of depression or worry 
touch the children. They have had their celebrations of various 
anniversaries, their full share of new books, and at all times, the 
room has been pleasant with gay posters, plants and flowers. 
Just lately, the arrival of an aquarium with gold fish caused 
special pleasure. 

At Ballardvale there has been a 5% increase in use, and much 
appreciation has been expressed over a larger number of new 
books bought for the branch library. 

Care in selecting books has always been an attribute of this 
library, but it seems as though never before have people been so 
openly appreciative of those chosen, nor have gone so out of their 
way to tell us how much they value those added to our shelves. 
It is true that they are buying fewer books for themselves, and so 
depend more upon the library. Perhaps this is to our advantage, 
since many realize for the first time, how surprisingly adequate 
and comprehensive is our collection. We have taken pains to buy 
immediately publications concerning important new economic 
theories and developments, and have been gratified at the demand 
instantly resulting for these books. With business and govern- 
ment conditions shifting daily, some volumes of course are of 
temporary interest, but their purchase is justified because the 
interest for the time being, is so keen. The public, as individuals, 
is certainly becoming interested in economic affairs and in inter- 
national relations. 

Another point in our policy of book buying is to keep our 

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technical collections up-to-date. We plan to discard each year 
books from classes such as electrical and steam engineering, 
chemistry and physics, replacing them by later works and later 
editions. Men especially, appreciate this. Were the list of new 
books added to be printed this year, it would show considerable 
substitution in these classes. We recently placed seven new engin- 
eering books in the new book case, and every one went out within 
a day. 

It is sometimes difficult for people who want a special book to 
realize the demands made upon us. When they complain that no 
new fiction is left in, they do not appreciate that at any one time, 
over 2000 books are out of the library and that perhaps forty or 
fifty seven-day books have come in and gone out again that very 
day. 

We have tried to stretch the book money by buying replace- 
ments in reprint editions, but it is an open question how much is 
saved, since the cheaper paper and binding do not wear so well. 
A fact also to be considered is that the increased use of books 
causes them to wear out more quickly, and adds to the need for 
replacing, and to our bills for binding. While the Treasurer's 
report will show a greater amount spent for books this year than 
during 1932, we have not reached the number we should like to 
add yearly. The great use of the library justifies the purchase, 
not only of more titles, but of additional copies of those most in 
demand. 

All through the year the staff and the public have been greatly 
indebted to Mr. Herbert Chase, who has kept us constantly 
supplied with flowers, often of rare varieties. He has certainly 
done his part in fighting depression just by bringing beauty to a 
place where it has given pleasure to so many and such different 
kinds of people. This fall we are plentifully supplied with potted 
plants, some of which have grown too large for house decoration, 
and others which are merely spending the winter with us during 
the absence of their owners from town. We also thank those who 
have remembered us with gifts of books. These are always ap- 
preciated. 

For the past few months the reading-room is somewhat less of 
a refuge for the unemployed, but the increase in the number 

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of books borrowed seems to indicate that its frequenters have 
been transformed into borrowers. In many instances, we know 
this to be the case. 

Besides the usual school reference work there have been numer- 
ous questions for ideas or material to help in getting work or in 
preparing for better positions when they shall open. But the 
greatest service we have probably rendered is the relief and men- 
tal distraction afforded by reading. No one who has not personally 
been at the charging desk and given out books day after day, can 
possibly realize what free books from a free town library actually 
mean to people during an economic crisis such as this. Some of 
their expressions of gratitude have been most touching. The 
number of books issued for home use tells only part of our story, 
for it is silent concerning the solace and encouragement they have 
been to the anxious and the despondent. The libraries of the 
nation are meeting actual human needs. They are extremely 
important stabilizing centres. 

Smooth routine behind the scenes is essential to the running of 
any institution, and it is not only the other members of the staff 
who deserve thanks for patient and very loyal service during a 
trying year, but the janitor and his helper. To have a clean, cared- 
for public place is in itself an uplift, which visitors appreciate 
without exactly analyzing the impression. 

During a depression two departments of any town or city are 
called upon to meet extraordinary demands, the welfare bureau 
and the public library. Because the town of Andover appreciated 
this fact, and did not cut our appropriation for expenses, only 
that for salaries, we have been able to render absolutely uncur- 
tailed service during the year, a fact of which we are justifiably 
proud. We have accomplished the twelve months' work and have 
kept the library open, the senior room for 72 hours weekly and the 
junior one for 35 hours, with only four full-time workers and two 
people to call on at the busiest periods Visiting trustees and 
librarians remark that they cannot see how we do it. It has been 
possible only because the library work has been put before all 
personal considerations. The strain, both mental and physical, 
has been heavy, for it means that for two years past we have 
handled an increase in use of around 20,000 books, over 30%, 

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with no larger force than we had in 1930. It is not only the greater 
number of books issued, but the additional reference work, the 
keeping our open shelves in order, more repairing of books, more 
executive and clerical work done, much more work for the jani- 
tor. We frankly cannot handle greater demands upon us without 
more help. 

For 1934, we plan to continue the economical and compre- 
hensive service rendered during the year just past. Its record 
justifies us in asking that our appropriation be sufficient to permit 
us to carry on, without curtailment in any particular, this work, 
the importance of which, the town of Andover so plainly endorses 
by its extensive and appreciative use. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDNA A. BROWN, 

Librarian 



Statistics of the Library 



Number of books issued at Memorial Hall 

Number of books issued at Ballard vale 

Total number issued for home use 

Number of borrowers' cards in use 

Books added by purchase . 

Books added by gift . 

Total additions .... 

Books withdrawn 

Total number of books in library 

Volumes rebound 

Volumes bound, periodicals, etc. 



73915 

8558 

82473 

5705 

1044 

208 

1252 

458 

30787 

474 

54 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



Thirty-second Annual Report 



of the 



Board of Public Works 



EMBRACING THE FORTY-FIFTH ANNUAL 

REPORT of WATER COMMISSIONERS and 

THIRTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT of 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS 



For the Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1933 

1934 



*JOHN H. FLINT 



1893-1894 
*WM. S. JENKINS 
*JOHN L. SMITH 
*CHARLES E. ABBOTT 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 

1889-1899 

*JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD 
*FELIX G. HAYNES 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS 

1894-1899 
*WM. S. JENKINS 
*JOHN L. SMITH 
*JOHN E. SMITH 



1899-1902 
*JOHN H. FLINT 
*WM. S. JENKINS 
*JOHN L. SMITH 
*JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD 
*FELIX G. HAYNES 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 

1903-1906 
*JOHN L. SMITH 
*FELIX G. HAYNES 
*JOHN W. BELL 
*LEWIS T. HARDY 
JAMES C. SAWYER 



*FELIX G. 

*JOHN W. 

JAMES C 

*LEWIS T. 



1906-1907 
HAYNES 
BELL, Treas. 
SAWYER, Sec'y 
HARDY 



*HARRY M. EAMES 

1908-1912 
*LEWIS T. HARDY 
*JOHN W. BELL, Treas. 

JAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'y 

ANDREW MeTERNEN 

WILLIS B. HODGKINS 

1914-1916 

*THOS. E. RHODES ('19) 

*BARNETT ROGERS ('16) 

*LEWIS T. HARDY (*16) 
ANDREW MeTERNEN, Sec'y ('18) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('18) 

1917-1918 

*BARNETT ROGERS ('19) 

*THOS. E. RHODES ('20) 
ANDREW MeTERNEN ('18) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'y ('19) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('18) 

1919-1920-1921 

*BARNETT ROGERS ('22) 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE ('21) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('22) 
PHILIP L. HARDY, Sec'y ('21) 

*THOS. E. RHODES, Treas. ('23) 

1923-1924 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('27) 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE, Sec'y (*27) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL, Treas. ('25) 
EDWARD SHATTUCK ('25) 
WALTER I. MORSE ('26) 

1927 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('28) 
*THOS. E. RHODES ('28) 
WALTER I. MORSE, Treas. ("29) 
WM. D. McINTYRE. Sec'y ('30) 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW ('30) 

1929-1930 
WM. D. McINTYRE ('33) 
W. I. MORSE, Treas. ('32) 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Sec'y ('33) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('31) 
THOS. P. DEA ('31) 

1931-1932 
WM. D. McINTYRE ('33) 
W. I. MORSE ('35) 
THOS. P. DEA ('34) 
FRANK A. BUTTRICK ('34) 
JOHN H. PLAYDON ('33) 



1907-1908 
*FELIX G. HAYNES 
*JOHN W. BELL, Treas. 

JAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'y 
*LEWIS T. HARDY 

ANDREW MeTERNEN 

1913-1914 
*LEWIS T. HARDY ('16) 
*BARNETT ROGERS ('16) 

ANDREW MeTERNEN ('15) 
*THOS. E. RHODES, Sec'y ('14) 

WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('15) 

1916-1917 

*BARNETT ROGERS (*19) 

*THOS. E. RHODES ('17) 
ANDREW MeTERNEN ('18) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'y ('19) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('18) 

1918-1919 

*BARNETT ROGERS ('22) 
ANDREW MeTERNEN ('21) 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('21) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'y ('22) 

*THOS. E. RHODES, Treas. ('20) 

1922-1923 
*THOS. E. RHODES ('23) 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('24) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Treas. ('24) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('25) 
EDWARD SHATTUCK ('25) 

1924-1925-1926 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('27) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec'y ('27) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL, Treas. ('28) 
*THOS. E. RHODES ('28) 
WALTER I. MORSE ('29) 

1928-1929 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('31) 
W. I. MORSE, Treas. ('32) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec'y ('30) 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW ('30) 
THOS. P. DEA ('31) 

1930-1931 
WM. D. McINTYRE ('33) 
W. I. MORSE, Treas. ('32) 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Sec'y ('33) 
THOS. P. DEA ('34) 
FRANK A. BUTTRICK ('34) 

1932-1933 
WM. D. McINTYRE ('36) 
W. I. MORSE ('35) 
JOHN H. PLAYDON ('36) 
FRANK A. BUTTRICK ('34) 
HENRY A. BODWELL ('34) 



SUPERINTENDENT 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD 



Andover, Mass. 
January 30, 1934 

The Board of Public Works voted to adopt the following report 
of the Superintendent as its report for 1933, with recommenda- 
tions for 1934. 

WILLIAM D. McINTYRE, Chairman 
FRANK A. BUTTRICK, Secretary 
WALTER I. MORSE 
JOHN H. PLAYDON 
HENRY A. BODWELL 



Superintendent's Report 



To the Board of Public Works: 

Gentlemen : 

In connection with the Water, Highway, Sewer and Park De- 
partments the major activities and developments during the year 
which ended December 31, 1933 are as follows: 

Water Department 

Eighteen hundred and forty-four feet of six-inch water main 
and two thousand feet of eight-inch water main were laid on 
River Road. This installation extends from a former dead end in 
front of the property owned by Mr. Oliver Pike to the property 
of Mr. Leon Hardy. During the work ledge was encountered which 
required blasting. This work was done under Article 6 of the 1933 
Warrant, and the cost of laying this pipe was $7102.28, or $1.85 
per foot. 

Eighteen hundred and twenty-eight feet of six-inch water main 
were laid on High Plain Road from a former dead end in front of 
the property owned by Mr. George Carter to the property owned 
by Mr. George Muller. Two compressors were used to drill holes 
in preparation for dynamiting and two hundred and twenty cubic 
yards of ledge were removed. This work was done under Article 7 
at a cost of $4291.62, or $2.35 per foot. 

Two thousand nine hundred and eleven feet of six-inch water 
main were laid on Holt Street from the corner of Stinson Road 
to the corner of Orchard Street. This water main gives an addi- 
tional feed to South Main Street. Heretofore when a leak occurred 
on South Main Street just beyond Bancroft Road, it was neces- 
sary to shut off the entire South District water system. With this 
additional tie-in such would not be the case. This work was done 
under Article 9 of the 1933 Warrant, and also with an additional 
sum of money from water construction. The cost of laying this 
pipe was as follows : 

4 



Article 9 $1996.60 

Water Const. 2837.26 



$4833.86 
Cost per foot $1.66 

One thousand and sixty-five feet of six-inch water main were 
laid on Gray Road from a former dead end in front of the property 
owned by Mrs. Honora Glowacki to the property owned by Mr. 
James Lynch. Considerable ledge was removed. This work was 
done under Article 10 of the 1933 Warrant, and the cost of laying 
this extension was $2488.29, or $2.34 per foot. 

A six-inch water line used to supply a sprinkling system was 
laid from Phillips Street to Williams Hall. The Samuel Phillips 
building has also been equipped with sprinklers and a six-inch 
main was laid from a six-inch line in front of the building. The 
entire cost of the above was paid for by Phillips Academy. 

Copper tubing is now being used for water services instead of 
cementand lead lined pipe. The first water service of copper tubing 
was installed April 12th. Copper tubing will last much longer than 
lead or cement lined pipe and will not require as much attention. 

During the year 1933 four hydrants were broken due to impact 
with automobiles. This is four less than in 1932. 

The Civilian Conservation Corps men employed by the Federal 
Government at the Harold Parker Reservation were supplied 
with water during the non-freezing weather from a hydrant 
located south of Gould Road on South Main Street. 

A number of reflectors were installed on hydrants located close 
to the travelled ways as a warning to automobilists. 

The hydrants were given a thorough inspection during the year 
and those requiring repairs were promptly cared for. All the 
hydrants were painted this year with a special "Valdura" paint. 
Those on the low service system were painted yellow with red 
trimmings and those connected to the high service reservoir were 
painted yellow with black trimmings. 

Prior to the road construction of Ferndale Avenue spare water 
services were installed to all vacant lots. This will preclude the 

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necessity of digging up the new road to care for future construc- 
tion. 

Due to the dry spell in June the electric pump was in operation 
continuously from 4.15 A.M. of June 12th to 9 P.M. of the 13th, 
during which time 3,051,000 gallons of water were pumped 
averaging 74,874 gals, per hour. 

Shrubbery has been planted around the engineer's house at the 
Haggett's Pond Pumping Station. 

The lathes and grinder at the water works shop have been 
relocated to make room for supplies. 

During the cold weather that followed the snow storm of 
December 28th forty meters were broken due to freezing. The 
services to which these meters belonged were frozen through the 
wall and it was necessary to work day and night to care for the 
above. 

Included in Weston & Sampson's report of December 2, 1924 is 
the following: "We advise the following order of construction for 
improving the low service and high service distribution systems. 
It is recognized, however, that the program suggested may be 
influenced by local considerations and future building develop- 
ments. " 

The Board of Public Works strongly recommends that future 
developments and improvements to the low and high service 
systems should follow the plan as laid down by the following lists. 

In the first list you will note that larger water mains are recom- 
mended to replace existing mains. The reason for this is to obtain 
larger volumes of water at points in Town in case of fire. 
New low service reservoir. 

School Street — Main Street to Abbot Street — replace 6" with 10". 
Sunset Rock Road — Connect 6" dead end with 6" dead end on 

Hidden Road at Porter Road, and with 6" dead end at the 

south end of Hidden Road. Also connect Gardner Avenue to 

proposed Hidden Road line. 
Central Street — Main Street to School Street — replace 6" with 

10". 
School Street — Central Street to Abbot Street — replace 6" with 

10". 
Woodland Road — Connect 6" dead ends with an S" main. 



Vine Street, Holt Street and Wildwood Road — Connect Salem 

Street and Main Street with an 8" main. 
High Service reservoir to Salem Street at Vine Street— install an 

8" line. 
Boston Road — Lay a 6" main on Woods Road from Ballard vale 

Road to Rattlesnake Hill Road ; also lay a 6" main on Rattle- 
snake Hill Road from Woods Road to Boston Road. 
From High Service reservoir to Main Street via Prospect Hill 

Road and Salem Street — install an additional 10" main. 

Future developments in other sections of the Town not in- 
cluded in the above report are as follows : 
Install 6" water main from Disbrow's on Chandler to the corner of 

Brundrett Avenue and an 8" line along Chandler Road and 

Greenwood Road to Lowell Street, connecting to existing 

Greenwood Road line with a 6" line. 
Install water system in the West District. 
Lovejoy Road— Connect present 6" dead end with an 8" to 

Dascomb Road. 
Brown Street and Bellevue Road — Connect present 6" dead ends 

with 6". 
Lincoln Street — Connect present dead end with Lowell Street 

with 6". 
Gould Road — Connect present dead end to Main Street with 6" 

main. 
Red Spring Road — Connect present dead end to Andover Street 

with 6". 
New high service reservoir. 
Beacon Street — Connect from water main at the corner of High 

Plain Road to Chandler Road with 6". 
Brundrett Avenue — Connect from River Road to proposed 

Chandler Road line with 6". 

During 1933, 328,165,000 gallons of water were pumped at the 
Haggett's Pond pumping station or a daily average of 899,082 
gallons. The steam pump was in operation 640 hours and the 
electric pump 4116 hours and 20 minutes, making an average daily 
run of 13 hours and 2 minutes. 

On August 3d the greatest amount of water was pumped, 
namely 1,567,000 gallons, and the maximum weekly consumption 

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was that of June 8th to 14th inclusive, during which time 9,236,- 
000 gallons were pumped. The water rates receipts for 1933 
amounted to $42,577.80. 

To provide for adequate water maintenance during 1934 we 
recommend an appropriation of $27,000 to be divided substan- 
tially as follows: 

Water Maintenance 

Salaries and labor 

Coal for steam and heating 

Engine oil, fuel oil, Chlorine, etc. 

Power No. 1 and No. 2 stations 

Gas, oil and auto maintenance 

Repairs to pumping equipment, boilers and property 

Office supplies, stationery, postage and telephone 

Care of pond reservoirs, telemeters, etc. 

Supplies, miscellaneous tools, and equipment 

Total 

Services and meters increased during 1933 as follows: 

Services in use January 1, 1933 
Services installed during 1933 

Services in use January 1, 1934 2419 

Meters in use January 1, 1933 2271 

Meters installed during 1933 23 

Meters in use January 1, 1934 2294 

During the year 1933, 612.4 feet of service pipe were laid on 
private property and 654.1 feet on Town property. A number of 
water services were renewed during 1933. 

We recommend for water construction for 1934, $9850.00 to be 
divided substantially as follows: 

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$13300.00 


800 


.00 


800, 


.00 


7000.00 


1400. 


.00 


500 


.00 


1000 


,00 


1200 


.00 


1000 


.00 


$27000.00 


2396 




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Water Construction 

Labor, renewing services, etc. $5250.00 

Meters and parts 500 . 00 

Pipe of all kinds 3500.00 

Brass goods, hydrants, etc. 600.00 

Total $9850.00 



Appropriation, March 1933 

Water Maintenance $26435 . 00 

Water Construction 1 1 1 2 5 . 00 



Total $37560.00 

Approved bills 37548.42 



Balance $11.58 

Appropriations and balances of special water articles : 
Article 6 — River Road. Appropriation, $7580; balance, $477.72 
Article 7 — High Plain Road. Appropriation, $4292; balance, $.38 
Article 9— Holt Road. Appropriation, $2000; balance, $3.40 
Article 10 — Gray Road. Appropriation, $2500; balance, $11.71 

Receipts 

Water Rates $42577.80 

Water Construction 912.32 

Paid to Town Treasurer: 
Water Rates $42 5 7 7 . 80 

Water Construction 912 . 32 



Total S43490 . 1 2 S43490 . 1 2 



SUMMARY COST OF CONSTRUCTION 



WATER DEPARTMENT 



Classification 


Approved 
Bills 


Credits 


Net Cost 


Totals 


Office Fixtures 


$ 147.00 






$ 718.65 


Telemeters 








2892.19 


Telephones 








184.77 


Teams 








583.65 


Pipe Distribution 


18654.55 






427116.18 


Service Pipe 


8279.34 


912.32 


$7367.02 


130728.55 


Water and Land 








6687.23 


Suction Pipe 








1309.46 


Reservoirs 








16985.82 


Coal Shed 








806.97 


Grading Land 








2739.12 


Workshop 








1271.88 


Building Pumping Station 








9610.14 


Pumping Plant 


119.00 






53946.68 


Construction Expenses 








10182.64 


Tools 








4622.76 


Totals 


$27199.89 






$670386.69 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 



Sewer Mains 
Cost to Abutters 
Cost to Town 



75378 ft. 



$144625. 14'\ 
358190.88 / 



Jan. 1, 1934 



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HIGHWAY, SEWER AND PARK DEPARTMENTS 

The following table shows the snowfall for the year 1933 : 

January 

February 

March 

April 

November 

December 



4 


50 inches 


27 


.75 " 


8 


75 " 


10 


00 " 


5 


50 " 


16 


75 " 


73. 


25 inches 



The snowfall during 1933 exceeded that of 1932 by 24.25 inches. 
It was necessary to plow the snow that fell as late as April 13th. 
The snow storm of December 28th was one of the worst encoun- 
tered in this section for years. A strong wind accompanying the 
storm caused drifting which made it necessary to continue plow- 
ing to keep the roads open for traffic. Three thousand additional 
feet of snow fence were purchased to care for sections of roads 
where drifting occurred. 

Dascomb Road from Walter Curtis' house to the Tewksbury 
Line was covered with gravel, and then given an application of 
Tar via B. Dascomb Road is now a hard surface road from one end 
to the other where formerly it was difficult to travel especially 
in the spring of the year. Some of the labor used on Dascomb Road 
was sent to the Board of Public Works by the Emergency Com- 
mittee and Welfare Department. 

As soon as weather permitted the streets were cleaned and the 
following streets that showed signs of wear were treated with 
Tarvia Retread: Chester Street, Oak Street, Center Street, Mar- 
land Street, a section of Tewksbury Street, a section of River 
Street, a section of Andover Street, a section of High Street, 
Clark Road, a section of Dascomb Road, Highland Road, Argilla 
Road, Church Street, Cuba Street, Ballardvale Road, Brook 
Street, Corbett Street, a section of Beacon Street and a section 
of Reservation Road. After the application of Tarvia Retread the 
roads were dragged which considerably improved their riding 

qualities. 

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A gravel road with a tar surface was built on Corbett Street 
from the junction of Ayer Street to the Lawrence Line. It was 
necessary to move ledge in places to widen the road near the 
property of Mr. T. Catanzaro. Two drain pipes were installed, one 
near the Lawrence Line and another near the property of Mrs. 
Gouin. This work was done under Article 12 and the cost is as 
follows: 

Labor and Truck Hire 
Material 





$2980.89 
718.46 


$3700.00 
3699.35 


$3699.35 



Total Cost 

Appropriation 

Expenditures 

Balance $ . 65 

Burnham Road was scarified, graded, covered with gravel and 
given an application of Tarvia B. To care for drain water near the 
railroad bridge and Arundel Street drain pipes were installed. 

Ferndale Avenue was built this past year. In addition a drain- 
age system was installed and the road was curbed the entire 
length. This work was done under Article 13, and the cost is as 
follows : 

Labor and Truck Hire $2753 . 98 

Material and jobbing 3735.35 



Total Cost $6489.33 

Appropriation $6500 . 00 

Expenditures 6489 . 33 



Balance $ 10.67 

Carmel Road was regraded and covered with gravel. The cold 
weather set in earlier than expected which made it impossible to 
apply the tar top. This will be done during the early part of 1934. 
This work was done under Article 19 and the cost to date is as 
follows: 

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Labor and Truck Hire $2366 . 99 

Material 257.00 



Total Cost S2623.99 

Appropriation $3000 . 00 

Expenditures 2623.99 



Balance $ 376.01 

A section of Beacon Street from Lowell Street to Chandler 
Road was graded, rolled, and given a coat of Tarvia B. 

Sections of Greenwood Road and Haggett's Pond Road were 
gravelled during the early part of the year. The labor with the 
exception of the truck hire and supervision was sent to the Board 
of Public Works by the Andover Emergency Committee and the 
Welfare Department. 

Chestnut Street from Main Street to Central Street was 
widened and the plots between the road and the sidewalk were 
loamed and sodded where necessary. In front of the Post Office 
building the plot between the curbing and the sidewalk was 
treated as above. 

Morton Street from Bartlet Street to a point in front of the 
property of Dr. Grant was rebuilt and the plots between the road 
and the sidewalks were loamed and sodded. Additional catch 
basins were installed which will facilitate the cleaning of an 
existing drain pipe. 

Andover Street in the vicinity of the Abbott Bridge was 
widened and a section of the road regraded. The widening makes 
it possible for three cars to pass abreast, thereby making it 
much safer for automobile traffic, and the regrading eliminates a 
bad drainage condition which formerly existed in front of a barn 
owned by Mr. J. J. Abbott. Wire fencing was attached to the 
lower section of the iron fence on Stevens Street in the vicinity 
of the bridge. This acts as a safe guard for children while coasting. 

The old highway fence on Abbot Street south of Phillips Street 
that had outlived its usefulness was replaced by a wire cable 
fence, and a similar fence was erected near the Abbott Bridge. 
The latter gives added protection in a most dangerous place. The 

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posts are of reinforced concrete and are a big improvement over 
the old wooden posts that were formerly used. A number of 
wooden highway fences requiring repairs have been cared for. 

A tar sidewalk was built on Andover Street from the north 
boundary of the Bradlee School property to a point in front of the 
fire house. The cost of the above work is as follows: 

Material $240 . 00 

Labor and truck hire 1 28 . 00 



Total $368.00 

Cost per sq. yd. 94c 

A tar sidewalk on Central Street from the property of Mr. 
Alfred Ripley to the driveway of Mr. Arthur Sweeney was re- 
graded and covered with Tarvia Lithic. A like treatment was 
given the sidewalk in front of the property of Mr. Fred Jones. 

During the hot weather a number of cement slabs on Wolcott 
Avenue and Whittier Street raised, causing them to crack and 
thereby making it dangerous for pedestrians. These old slabs 
were removed and replaced. 

On Corbett Street near the Shawsheen School 100 feet of curb- 
ing were installed, which extends from a piece of existing curbing 
to the school driveway. 

The road between Main Street and Union Street which was 
formerly a continuation of Poor Street has been discontinued and 
at the Main Street end curbing was laid. 

The rainstorm of March 8th dislodged the side stones on many 
of the old stone culverts in the way of Rogers Brook, and these 
were promptly repaired. 

The two-inch upper planking and the three-inch lower planking 
of the Ballardvale Bridge and the two-inch upper planking of the 
Abbott Bridge were renewed. The iron work of the Ballardvale 
Bridge was scraped and then given a coat of red lead and paint. 
This work was done by John Richardson, the lowest bidder. The 
bids were as follows : 

John W. Richardson $645 . 00 

Fred Doyle 676.00 



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Philip L. Hardy 704.00 

George Henderson & Sons 783 . 00 

J. E. Pitman Est. 845.00 

Arthur Comeau 877.75 

Arthur E. Steinert 915 . 00 

The country roads were scraped in the spring and those requir- 
ing a similar treatment were cared for in the fall. 

With money provided by the Civil Works Administration 
Bellevue Road and a section of Chandler Road are being covered 
with gravel. On these jobs approximately 250 men and 27 trucks 
are being employed. The other projects that have been approved 
by the C.W.A. are the gravelling of North Street and a section of 
Haggett's Pond Road. 

To provide for adequate Highway Maintenance for 1934, we 
recommend an appropriation of $60000.00 to be divided sub- 
stantially as follows : 

Salaries, labor, teams and truck hire 

Tarvia, oil and asphalt 

Gravel, sand, stone and patch 

Scarifying, scraping roads and equipment for same 

Upkeep of horses and wagon 

Gas, oil and auto maintenance 

Catch basins and drains 

Street signs, fences and stone bounds 

Bridges 

Sidewalks 

Tools, supplies, repairs to equipment and miscl. 

Total $60000.00 

The following is a list of Highway work that the Board of 
Public Works considers worthy of consideration : 
Morton Street (from the end of new road in front of 

Dr. Grant's property to top of hill) $6100 . 00 

Lewis Street .3100.00 

Harding Street 1500.00 

We recommend an appropriation of $10,000 for Highway Con- 
struction for the year 1934. 

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$25000.00 


15000. 


00 


6000. 


00 


2500. 


00 


600. 


.00 


1500. 


00 


1700, 


.00 


500 


.00 


500 


.00 


5000 


.00 


1700, 


.00 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 




Sidewalks 


$ 991.57 


Bridges 


837.37 


Fences and Bounds 


655.04 


General Maintenance 


48941.41 


Catch basins and drains 


778.45 


Tools, Supplies and Equipment 


2795.21 


Total 


$54999.05 


Snow Removal: 




Appropriation 


$21000.00 


Approved Bills 


20993.55 



Balance 



6.45 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 

Two hundred feet of sewer pipe have been installed on Upland 
Road south from the corner of Summer Street. This work was 
made possible by a transfer of $400 from the Reserve Fund. The 
cost of the above is as follows: 

Labor 

Pipe and manholes 

Total Cost 

Sewer Transfer 
Expenditures 



$270. 


15 


109. 


35 


$379. 


50 


S400. 


00 


379. 


50 



Balance 



$ 20.50 



Prior to the construction of Ferndale Avenue sewer services 
were laid to vacant lots, and plans were drawn of the same. 

A number of manholes located on the trunk line of the outfall 
sewer in South Lawrence that are exposed to the elements were 
repointed with mortar. 

Six applications were filed for sewer house services during 1933, 
making a total of 1088 in use January 1, 1934. 

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Appropriation, March 1933 $5375.00 

Approved bills 5256.68 



Balance $ 118.32 

To provide for adequate sewer maintenance and construction 
we recommend an appropriation of $5707.00 to be divided sub- 
stantially as follows : 

Power $2100.00 

Labor, Salaries, etc. 2907 . 00 

Sewer pipe, tools, etc. 400.00 

Maintenance of buildings and equipment 300.00 



Total $5707.00 

PARK DEPARTMENT 

The hard-wood trees in Carmel Woods were cut down during 
the early part of the year and given to the needy. In the Spring a 
number of white pines were transplanted and 6000 red pines were 
purchased and planted where the hard wood trees were removed. 
The above work was done by help sent to Board of Public Works 
by Emergency Committee and Public Welfare. 

The entrance to the Ballardvale Playstead was beautified by 
the placing of field stones and the planting of shrubbery. The 
skinned area of the Ballardvale baseball diamond was dug out and 
filled with gravel. The material that was dug out was used to fill 
the right field of the baseball diamond which was in need of 
regrading. Stones were set at three triangular plots located at the 
following places: near the Andover railroad station; corner of 
Main Street and Stevens Street, and at the corner of Hidden 
Road and Porter Road. The first project was done by the Board 
of Public Works, the second by members of the Lions' Club, and 
the third by help from the Emergency Committee. 

The roof of the band stand at the Park was shingled with 
asphalt shingles. 

A wire fence was erected on the southeasterly side of the Play- 
stead and School property. This work was done under Article 21 
of the 1933 Warrant. 

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Appropriation $200 . 00 

Material and labor 198 . 20 



Balance $ 1 . 80 

The bleachers at the Plays tead were painted. 

Park Appropriation March 1933 $3694.00 

Approved bills 3692 . 52 

Balance $ 1 . 48 

Relocating Baseball Diamond $1 100 . 00 

Approved bills 0000.00 



Balance $1100.00 

To provide for adequate Park maintenance for 1934 we recom- 
mend an appropriation of $4336.00 to be divided substantially as 
follows : 

Labor $3366.00 

Lawn mowers, repairs, etc. 100.00 

Seed, fertilizer, loam, tools, etc. 570.00 

Road beautification 300.00 

Total $4336.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD 

Superintendent 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Receipts and Expenditures 



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FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 



December 31, 1934 



PRINTED BY 
THE ANDOVER PRESS, ANDOVER, MASS. 

1935 



INDEX 



PAGE 

Accounting Taxes and Assess- 
ments S3 

American Legion Quarters 74 

Andover Post 2128 V.F.W. 74 

Animal Inspector 139 

Appropriations for 1934 43 

Armistice Day 75 

Assessments and Receipts 

(B.P.W.) 86, 88, 89 

Assessors' Survey 52 

Assessors' Report 107 
Motor Vehicles Excise Tax 107 
Municipal Properties and Im- 
provements 108 

Balance Sheet 97 

Board of Health Nurse and Agent 133 

Board of Public Welfare 58, 66, 121 

Charities 44 

Infirmary 67 

Mothers' Aid 67 

Old Age Assistance 69, 85 

Soldiers' Relief 68 

State Aid 68 

Board of Public Works 157 

Accounts Receivable 88 

Assessments and Receipts 86 

C. W.A. Projects 63 
Highways 61, 78 

Sewers 59 

Snow Removal and Sanding 65 
Water Mains and Construction 11 

Bonds, Redemption of See Town Debt 

Building Inspector 140 

Charities 44 

C. W. A. Projects 63 

Damages to Persons and Property 74 

Departmental Accounts Receivable 88 

E.R.A. Projects 64 

Election and Registration 53 

Essex County Tuberculosis 

Hospital 59 

Excess and Deficiency Account 89 

Expenditures for 1934 50 



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Finance Committee Recom- 
mendations 175 

Fire Department 55, 123 

Forest Fires 55 

General Government 

Election and Registration 53 

Municipal Buildings 53 

Town Officers 50 

Highways 61, 78 

Infirmary 67 

Insurance 76 

Interest 45, 81 

Junior High School Project 69 

Jury List 146 

Memorial Day 75 

Memorial Hall Library 72, 149 

Library Statistics 154 

Report of Finance Committee 150 

Report of Librarian 150 

Report of Trustees 155 

Milk Inspector 137 

Moth Superintendent 56, 141 

Moth Assessment 85 

Mothers' Aid 67 

Motor Vehicles Excise Tax 83, 107 

Municipal Buildings 53 

Municipal Properties and Im- 
provements 108 

Old Age Assistance 69 

Parks and Playgrounds 73 

Planning Board 109 

Proposed Zoning By-Law 110 
Zoning Map Supplement 

Police Department 54, 124 

Police Department, Investigation ol 126 

Pomp's Pond Bathing Beach 74 

Printing Town Reports 76 

Public Dump 75 

Receipts for 1934 46 

Recreation and Unclassified 

American Legion Ouarters 74 

A ndover Post 2128 V. F. W. 74 



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Armistice Day 75 
Damages to Persons and Property 74 

Insurance 76 

Interest 45, 81 

Memorial Day 75 

Parks and Playgrounds 73 

Pomp's Pond Bathing Beach 74 

Printing Town Reports 76 

Town Scales 76 

School Department 70 

Junior High School Project 69 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

56, 145 

Sewers 59 

Snow Removal and Sanding 65 

Soldiers' Benefits 68 

Special Funds 90 

Spring Grove Cemetery 80, 143 

State Aid 68 

Street Lighting 66 

Tax Collector 102 

Moth Assessments 85 

Summary of Tax Collector's Cash 

Account 106 

Tax Title Account 85 

Town Accountant's Report 42 

Accounting Taxes and Assessments 83 
Appropriations for 1934 43 

Balance Sheet 97 



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Board of Public Works Accounts 

Receivable 88 

Departmental A ccounts Receivable 88 

Excess and Deficiency A ccount 89 

Expenditures for 1934 50 

Maturing Debt 81 

Overlay 87 

Receipts for 1934 46 

Reserve Fund 82 

Special Funds 90 

Town Debt 96 

* Trustees of Punchard Free Sch ool 93 

Water Accounts Receivable 88 

Town Clerk 41 

Vital Statistics 41 

Town Debt 96 

Town Meetings 

Proceedings 19, 34, 38 

Warrants 10, 32, 36, 175 

Town Officers 4, 50 

Town Physician 139 

Town Scales 76 

Treasurer's Report 101 

Tree Warden 57, 142 

*Trustees of Punchard Free School 93 

Water Accounts Receivable 88 

Water Mains and Construction 77 

Wire Inspector 56 



*Also see School Report Supplement 



Town Officers 



ELECTED AND APPOINTED 



Board of Selectmen and Public Welfare 

FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman Term expires 1935 

JEREMIAH J. DALY, M.D. " " 1936 

HOWELL F. SHEPARD " " 1937 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk and Agent of Bureau of Old Age 
A ssistance 

Board of Assessors 

FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
JEREMIAH J. DALY, M.D. 
HOWELL F. SHEPARD 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 



Term expires 1935 
11 1936 
11 1937 



Assistant Assessors 

WILLIS H. TEWKSBURY 
WILLIAM THOMPSON 



JOHN J. DOYLE 
WILLIAM A. RONAN 



Town Clerk 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW 

Collector of Taxes 
WILLIAM B. CHEEVER 

Treasurer 
THAXTER EATON 



Moderator 
FREDERICK BUTLER 

Town Counsel 

*DANIEL J. MURPHY 
FRED H. EATON 

Town Accountant 
MARY COLLINS 



Board of Public Works 

WALTER I. MORSE 

WILLIAM D. McINTYRE, Chairman 

JOHN H. PLAYDON 

FRANK A. BUTTRICK, Secretary 

HENRY A. BODWELL 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD, Superintendent 

EDWARD R. LAWSON, Assistant Superintendent 



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School Committee 

FREDERICK C. SMITH, Chairman 

MARY E. C. GEAGAN 

ANNIE S. ANGUS 

ELMER J. GROVER, Secretary 

ARTHUR R. LEWIS 

MAY EVELYN BARNES 

WILLIAM A. DOHERTY 

J. EVERETT COLLINS 

NATHANIEL STOWERS, D.M.D. 

HENRY C. SANBORN, Superintendent 

Attendance Officer School Physician 

JOHN CAMPBELL PHILIP W. BLAKE, M.D. 

Director, Continuation School School Nurse 

CARL M. GAHAN EDITH MORETON, R.N. 

Board of Health 

WILLIAM D. WALKER, M.D. Term expires 1937 

FRANKLIN H. STACEY, Chairman " " 1936 

GEORGE G. BROWN, Secretary " " 1935 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN, Chairman 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 
HENRY G. TYER 
BURTON S. FLAGG 
CLAUDE M. FUESS 
REV. FREDERICK A. WILSON 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL, Secretary 1941 

EDNA A. BROWN, Librarian 

Trustees of Punchard Free School 
REV. CHARLES W. HENRY, President 
EDMOND E. HAMMOND, Clerk and Treasurer 

Term expires 1937 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL " " 1937 

MYRON E. GUTTERSON " " 1937 

CHARLES C. KIMBALL " " 1937 

HENRY G. TYER " " 1937 

REV. NEWMAN MATTHEWS 
REV. FREDERICK B. NOSS 



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Trustees of Cornell Fund 

EDWARD P. HALL Term expires 1935 

WILLIAM D. WALKER, M.D., Treasurer " " 1936 

FREDERICK E. CHEEVER " " 1937 

Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 

Terms Expire 1937 

WALTER E. CURTIS, Chairman JOHN M. ERVING 

FREDERICK E. CHEEVER, Secretary W 7 ALTER I. MORSE 
C. LEROY AMBYE SAMUEL P. HULME 

MATTHEW BURNS 

FRED A. SWANTON, Superintendent 

Board of Registrars 
JOHN W. STARK Term expires 1935 

RALPH A. BAILEY, Chairman " " 1936 

JOHN F. HURLEY " " 1937 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

Street Lighting Committee 

WALTER H. COLEMAN, Chairman GEORGE L. GRAHAM 
LEWIS N. MEARS, Secretary HERBERT F. CHASE 

CHESTER A. JOHNSON 

Finance Committee 

HUGH BULLOCK, Chairman EDWARD SHATTUCK 

WALTER E. CURTIS, Secretary JOSEPH M. HARGEDON 
MITCHELL JOHNSON CHARLES A. BRANTON, O.SA. 

HARVEY G. TURNER 

Superintendent of Moth Department and Tree Warden 
RALPH T. BERRY 

Pomps Pond Committee 

JAMES R. MOSHER, Chairman HERBERT M. WRIGHT 
GEORGE FORSYTHE HENRY TODD 

WILLIAM C. CROWLEY CHARLES A. GREGORY 

JOSEPH I. PITMAN WILLIAM A. HARNEDY, Secretary 

Inspector of Buildings Inspector of Plumbing 

EDWARD R. LAWSON JOSEPH P. NOLAN 



Inspector of Wires Sealer of Weights and Measures 

WILLIAM J. YOUNG LEWIS N. MEARS 

WILLIAM C. BROWN, Deputy 

Town Physician 
JOHN J. HARTIGAN, M.D. 

Police Department 
GEORGE A. DANE, Chief 
LEONARD SAUNDERS, Sergeant JOHN DEYERMOND 
JAMES WALKER DAVID GILLESPIE 

THOMAS DAILEY CARL STEVENS 

ARTHUR JOWETT FRANK McBRIDE 

WILLIAM SHAW WILLIAM R. HICKEY 

JOHN J. DRISCOLL, Dog Officer 

Fire Department 

Central Station — Permanent men 

CHARLES F. EMERSON, Chief 
LESTER HILTON, Deputy Chief 
ALBERT COLE, Lieutenant RALPH BAKER 

KERR SPARKS TIMOTHY MADDEN 

WILLIAM REA ALEXANDER MACKENZIE 

HENRY POMEROY 

Central Station — Call men 

FREDERICK L. COLLINS, Captain 
WILLIAM COLLINS WILLIAM ROSS 

CHARLES S. BUCHAN C. EDWARD BUCHAN 

EDWARD DOWNS WINTHROP K. WHITE 

HERBERT BROWN ROBERT JACKSON 

ARCHIBALD MacLAREN JAMES WILLIAMS 

GORDON COUTTS 

Station No. 2 — Permanent man 
LOUIS KIBBEE 

Station No. 2 — Call men 

JEREMIAH J. CRONIN, Captain 

JAMES OLDROYD, Lieutenant 
HENRY PLATT FOSTER MATTHEWS 

PATRICK MURNANE HOWARD COLDBATH 

Forest Warden— CHARLES F. EMERSON 



Constables 

Terms expire 1935 

GEORGE A. DANE *JAMES NAPIER 

GEORGE N. SPARKS 

JAMES L. SMITH, Civil Constable 

Inspector of Animals 
RAY S. YOUMANS, D.V.M. 

Inspector of Slaughtering 
LOTTA M. JOHNSON 

Burial Agent, Soldiers and Sailors 
FRANCIS P. MARKEY 

Surveyors of Wood, Bark and Lumber 

EDWARD S. HARDY JOSEPH I. PITMAN 

GEORGE M. CARTER SAMUEL H. BAILEY 

Public Weighers 

BENJAMIN JAQUES 
JEROME W. CROSS LOUIS BEAULIEU 

HERBERT W. AUTY JAMES WALDIE 

RALPH BAKER LESLEY DIETRICK 

PHILIP CHURCHILL BERNARD L. McDONALD 

ALEXANDER MACKENZIE EDWARD VANNETT 

WENDELL H. KYDD 

Fence Viewers 

GEORGE A. DANE 
CHARLES T. GILLIARD RAYMOND L. BUCHAN 

*Deceased 

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Town of Andover 

Population 1930 Census— 9969 

Registered Voters 1934 Men 2721 Women 2725 Total 5446 

Political subdivisions including Andover 
Seventh Congressional District 

WILLIAM P. CONNERY, JR., 11 Bellevue Rd., Lynn 

Fifth Councillor District 
WILLIAM G. HENNESSEY, 653 Western Ave., Lynn 

Fourth Essex Senatorial District 
CHARLES A. P. McAREE, 29 Bradford Ave., Haverhill 

Sixth Essex Representative District 

JAMES P. DONNELLY, 221 Bailey St., Lawrence 
THOMAS J. LANE, 92 Abbott St., Lawrence 

Essex County Commissioners 

FREDERICK BUTLER, Andover 
ROBERT H. MITCHELL, Haverhill 
CHARLES M. BOYLE, Peabody 



Town Warrant 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss: To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in Elections and Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the 
designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three and Four, 
viz: The Town House in Precinct One; the Old School House, 
Ballard Vale, in Precinct Two; the Administration Building, 
Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; and the Phillips Club 
House, School Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover, on 
Monday, the Fifth Day of March, 1934 at 6:00 o'clock 
A.M., to act on the following articles: 

Article 1. — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk for 
one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for one year, 
one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one mem- 
ber of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members of the 
School Committee for three years, one member of the School 
Committee for one year, to fill a vacancy, two members of the 
Board of Public Works for three years, one member of the Board 
of Health for three years, three Constables for one year, one 
Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for seven years, five Trustees 
of Punchard Free School for three years, one Tree Warden for one 
year, one member of the Planning Board for five years, one mem- 
ber of the Planning Board for four years, to fill a vacancy, and all 
town officers required by law to be elected by ballot. Also to vote 
Yes or No on the following questions : 

1. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of 
all alcoholic beverages (whiskey, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines 
and all other alcoholic beverages) ? 

2. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of 
wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt 
beverages) ? 

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3. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of 
alcoholic beverages in taverns? 

All the above candidates and questions to be voted on one 
ballot. The polls will be open from 6 o'clock a.m. to 6.30 o'clock 
p.m. 

After final action on the preceding Article One, the said meeting 
shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of 
General Laws, to Monday, March 12, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. at the 
Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following articles, 
namely : 

Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law to be 
elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for the following purposes. 

Appropriation for the Assessors, Board of Selectmen, and all de- 
partments under their control. 

American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Armistice Day, 
Memorial Day, Mothers' Aid, Soldiers' Relief, State Aid, Old 
Age Assistance, Public Welfare, Damages to Persons and 
Property, Elections and Registrations, Insurance, Essex 
County Tuberculosis Hospital, Pomps Pond, Public Dump, 
Printing Town Report, Town Officers, Town Scales, Inspector 
of Wires, Sealer of Weights and Measures, Assessors Survey, 
Municipal Buildings, Infirmary, Moth Suppression, Tree 
Warden, Police Department, Fire Department, Brush Fires, 
Interest, Retirement of Bonds. 
Appropriation for the Board of Health. 
Appropriation for Trustees of Memorial Hall Library. 
Appropriation for Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery. 
Appropriation for Street Lighting Committee. 
Appropriation for School Committee. 

Appropriation for all departments under the control of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Highway Maintenance, Highway Construction, Water Main- 
tenance, Water Construction and Service Pipe, Sewer Depart- 
ment, Parks and Playgrounds, Snow Removal and Sanding. 
Appropriations for any other Town Charges and Expenses. 

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Article 4. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the purchase of materials and truck hire to be ex- 
pended under the direction of the Local Administrator of Civil 
Works in conjunction with Civil Works Administration labor on 
approved projects. 

Article 5. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to erect a 150,000 gallon standpipe with automatic 
pump on Wood Hill in accordance with Weston & Sampson's 
plans, and appropriate $18,000.00 therefor, postponed from 
Special Town Meeting. 

Article 6. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from Lowell Street along 
Haggetts Pond Road, a distance of 5300 feet, and appropriate 
$14,000.00 therefor, postponed from Special Town Meeting. 

Article 7. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to lay water mains from the standpipe on Wood 
Hill in accordance with the plans of Weston & Sampson, in so 
called West District, and appropriate $50,000.00 therefor, post- 
poned from Special Town Meeting. 

Article 8. — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of 
$23,000.00 for the purpose of constructing a 1,500,000 gallon 
reservoir adjacent to the present one located off Bancroft Road, 
empowering the Board of Selectmen to buy or take by right of 
eminent domain such land as may be required, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Article 9. — To see if the town will vote to extend the water 
main from the corner of Boston Road and Rattlesnake Hill Road 
along Rattlesnake Hill Road to the property of Charles Kibbee, 
and appropriate the sum of $3780.00 therefor, on petition of 
Charles Kibbee and others. 

Article 10. — To see if the town will vote to extend the water 
main from the present dead end on Lovejoy Road along Lovejoy 
Road to a point opposite the property of Ludwika Murach, and 
appropriate the sum of $5100.00 therefor, this work to be done 
under the direction of the Board of Public Works, on petition of 
Herbert Lewis and others. 

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Article 11. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate $24,- 
000.00 to be expended by the Board of Public Works as follows; 
in case Civil Works Administration will furnish the labor for the 
projects contemplated by this article, then that the water main be 
extended from the present dead end on Chandler Road near the 
property of George Disbrow along Chandler Road to the junction 
of Greenwood and Chandler Roads connecting with present 6" 
main, thence along Greenwood Road to Lowell Street connecting 
with present 12" main. 

In case Civil Works Administration will not furnish the labor 
for the projects contemplated by this article, then that the water 
main be extended from present dead end on Chandler Road near 
the property of George Disbrow along Chandler Road to the 
junction of Greenwood and Chandler Roads connecting with 
present 6" main, on petition of Ovagen Sarkisian and others. 

Article 12. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end on Salem Street near Wildwood Road along Salem Street to 
Jenkins Road, thence along Jenkins Road northerly to the North 
Andover Line, and appropriate the sum of $14,010.00 therefor, on 
petition of John J. Sweeney and others. 

Article 13. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead end 
on River Road to a point approximately 400 feet beyond Bout- 
well Road and appropriate the sum of $7110.00 therefor, on peti- 
tion of George Squires and others. 

Article 14. — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from the corner 
of Main Street and Gould Road along Gould Road to the east side 
of the By-pass, and appropriate a sum of money therefor. 

Article 15. — To see if the town will vote to extend the water 
main from the corner of Holt Road and Vine Street, along Vine 
Street to the residence of William E. Lynch, and appropriate the 
sum of $2700.00 therefor, the work to be done under the direction 
of the Board of Public Works, on petition of William E. Lynch 
and others. 

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Article 16. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from its present dead end 
on High Plain Road along High Plain Road to the property of 
Helen A. Dick, and appropriate the sum of $1215.00 to care for 
this work, on petition of Bernard L. McDonald and others. 

Article 17. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate 
$825.50 to cover the purchase price of a new truck with trade-in 
allowance on old truck, to be expended by Trustees of Spring 
Grove Cemetery, on petition of Walter E. Curtis and others. 

Article 18. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate $684.- 
03 to cover the purchase price of a new automobile with trade-in 
allowance on old automobile, to be used by the Police Department, 
on petition of George A. Dane and others. 

Article 19. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $900.00 for the purchase of a truck to be used by the Tree 
and Moth Departments, on petition of Ralph T. Berry and others. 

Article 20. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate $900.- 
00 to cover the purchase price of a new truck together with trade- 
in allowance on old truck to be expended by the Board of Public 
Works, on petition of said board. 

Article 21. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $750.00 to be used for supervised play at the playstead to 
be expended under the direction of the Board of Public Works, 
on petition of Charles R. Scott and others. 

Article 22. — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
building of a tar sidewalk on both sides of Cuba Street from Red 
Spring Road to Shawsheen Road, and appropriate the sum of 
$1375.00 therefor, said work to be done under the direction of the 
Board of Public Works, on petition of Philip Gaudet and others. 

Article 23. — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
building of a sewer beginning at the terminus of the existing sewer 
at the corner of Hidden Road and Porter Road and extending 
along Porter Road, a distance of 550 feet, and appropriate the 
sum of $1375.00 therefor, and assess betterments upon the estates 
benefited by the above extension ; said work to be done under the 

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direction of the Board of Public Works on petition of Edmond E. 
Hammond and others. 

Article 24. — To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer 
line on Carmel Road from an existing manhole near the Town In- 
firmary to a point in front of the property of Frank C. Hughes, 
and appropriate the sum of $3185.00 therefor, and assess better- 
ments upon the estates benefited by the above extension; said 
work to be done under the direction of the Board of Public Works, 
on petition of Frank C. Hughes and others. 

Article 25. — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
building of a sewer, beginning at the terminus of the existing 
sewer at the corner of Ayer Street and Corbett Road and extend- 
ing along Corbett Road to a point opposite the property of 
Carmelina Catanzaro, and appropriate the sum of $3000.00 there- 
for, and assess betterments upon the estates benefited by the 
above extension ; said work to be done under the direction of the 
Board of Public Works, on petition of John Buckley and others. 

Article 26. — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
building of a sewer beginning at the corner of Summer Street and 
Pine Street and extending along Pine Street a distance of approxi- 
mately 1240 feet and appropriate the sum of $4800.00 therefor, 
and assess betterments upon the estates benefited by the above 
extension ; said work to be done under the direction of the Board 
of Public Works, on petition of said Board. 

Article 27. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars; One Hundred Fifty 
($150.00) Dollars for payment to Alfred Kellogg, Engineer and 
Three Hundred Fifty ($350.00) Dollars for payment to Perley F. 
Gilbert, architect, for services rendered in preparing preliminary 
surveys, reports, sketches, estimated costs and preparing of gov- 
ernment specifications relative to the Junior High School project. 
The above amounts to be considered as part of fee to architect 
and engineer if and when they are selected for the building of the 
Junior High School project, on petition of the Committee on the 
Junior High School Building project. 

Article 28. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $500.00 to make a complete study of the drainage system 

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which comprises Rogers Brook, its tributaries and water shed, 
and also to obtain information relative to the cost to the town 
and the legality of the town entering into the problem and report 
back at the next town meeting. This survey to be done under the 
supervision of the Board of Public Works on petition of Charles 
F. Dal ton and others. 

Article 29. — To authorize and appoint a committee of three 
leading citizens of the Town of Andover to carefully investigate 
the Electric Light rates now charged by the Lawrence Gas & 
Electric Company for electricity used by the residents of Andover, 
said committee to be appointed by the Board of Selectmen, the 
members of the committee or their immediate family not to be 
in the employ of, or own stock in the Lawrence Gas & Electric 
Company nor the N.E. Power Association, further said committee 
to be authorized to file a petition on behalf of the citizens of Ando- 
ver with the Public Utilities Commission, State House, Boston, 
should their investigations disclose the present rates to be exces- 
sive, unwarranted or unfair. This committee to serve without 
salary or other means of compensation except minor expenses in- 
cidental to their investigations; said expense not to exceed $50.00 
(Fifty Dollars) which is hereby appropriated with the restriction 
that the expense must be approved by the Board of Selectmen and 
Town Treasurer. The expense is further restricted to travel by 
railroad, street railway or bus and the preparation of petitions 
for filing with the State authorities, on petition of Clarence G. 
Scholtz and others. 

Article 30. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money to rebate to those who have surrendered their Beer li- 
censes so-called, issued under authority of Chapter 120 of Acts of 
1933 and who are entitled to rebate under Section 7 Chapter 376, 
Acts 1933, on recommendation of Board of Selectmen. 

Article 31. — To see if the town will vote to install a steam 
pumping unit at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station and appro- 
priate the sum of $20,000.00 therefor, to be expended under the 
direction of the Board of Public Works, on petition of William F. 
Barron and others. 

Article 32. — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of 
$7000.00 to purchase and install a 750 gal. per min. electric cen- 

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trifugal pump and necessary appurtenances, together with the 
changing of foundations, piping, switchboard wiring etc., for the 
Haggett's Pond Pumping Station, on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Article S3. — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of 
$16,000.00 for the purpose of rebuilding Salem Street, including 
sidewalks, from Highland Road to Holt Road, said work to be 
done under the supervision of the Board of Public Works, on pe- 
tition of John M. Erving and others. 

Article 34. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
not exceeding $5000.00 provided, however, a like amount of 
money is appropriated by the County of Essex and an amount of 
money equal to the sum of that appropriated by town and 
County be appropriated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
for the improvement of River Road in West Andover so called, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 35. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $1500.00 for the purpose of building Brechin Terrace, and 
also straightening curbing and repairing sidewalks, on petition of 
George Crockett and others. 

Article 36. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $49.75 to reimburse the committee on State School project 
for bus hire and other expenses, on petition of Ralph W. Emerson 
and others. 

Article 37. — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $4000.00 for the collection and disposal of garbage, on pe- 
tition of Winthrop K. White and others. 

Article 38. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to enter into an agreement with Andrew Basso, his 
heirs and assigns, to pay one hundred dollars ($100) per year in 
full payment per annum for all damages and claims for damages, 
and for forbearance to institute, bring or maintain any suit in 
equity for injunctive relief and to collect any damages thereunder, 
arising out of the proximity of the Playstead to his premises, and 
any use or the consequences of any use that the said Playstead 
may be put to. This agreement may be terminated by either party 

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upon the giving of one year's notice in writing, and to appropriate 
the sum of one hundred dollars ($100) for the purpose of carrying 
out the agreement, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 39. — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Public Works to appoint one of its elected members 
to the position of secretary of said board, with a salary of $100.00 
per annum, to be paid from appropriations of said board. 

Article 40. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to borrow 
money for the use of the town in anticipation of the revenue of 
the current year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 41. — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in treasury. 

Article 42 : To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 43. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the time 
of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this twelfth day of February A.D., 
1934. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of Andover 



Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town, to meet at the time and place and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same, on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less 
than five other public places where bills and notices are usually 
posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said 
warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 

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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 5, 1934 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in Town affairs convened in Precincts One, Two, 
Three, and Four in said Andover on Monday the Fifth day of 
March, 1934 at six o'clock in the forenoon agreeably to the re- 
quirements of the foregoing warrant, took up Article One and 
proceeded to vote for Town Officers. The ballot boxes were found 
to be empty and registered 0000. The polls were opened at six 
o'clock A.M. and closed at 6.30 o'clock P.M. The total number of 
ballots cast was 3924 — viz : 



-928 



Precinct One — 1979 Precinct Two— 469 Precinct Three 

Precinct Four — 548 
Precincts 
12 3 4 


Moderator— 


One Year 




1511 359 
468 110 


759 448 

1 
168 100 


Frederick Butler 
John Traynor 
Blanks 


Town Clerk 


— One Year 




1532 378 
447 91 


791 467 
137 81 


George H. Winslow 
Blanks 


Town Treasurer — One Year 
1610 378 758 467 
369 91 170 81 


Thaxter Eaton 
Blanks 



3077 

1 

846 



3168 
756 



3213 
711 

Collector of Taxes — One Year 

1551 382 774 469 William B. Cheever 3176 

428 87 154 79 Blanks 748 

Selectmen — Three Years 

Fred G. Cheney 232 

Thomas F. Hendrick 750 

Andrew McTernen 1369 

Howell F. Shepard 1467 

Blanks 106 

19 



121 


5 


52 


54 


419 


32 


229 


70 


690 


119 


333 


227 


694 


301 


285 


187 


55 


12 


29 


10 



Assessor — Three Years 

122 10 53 61 Fred G. Cheney 246 

407 33 225 64 Thomas F. Hendrick 729 

689 119 337 226 Andrew McTernen 1371 

681 288 280 181 Howell F. Shepard 1430 

80 19 33 16 Blanks 148 

School Committee — Three Years 

1144 249 526 303 J. Everett Collins 2222 

1086 234 373 189 William A. Doherty 1882 

657 200 492 191 Stafford A. Lindsay 1540 

876 212 389 315 Nathaniel Stowers 1792 

626 108 296 304 Ernest D. Walen 1334 

1548 404 708 342 Blanks 3002 

School Committee — One Year to fill a vacancy 

1395 323 707 435 Annie S. Angus 2860 

584 146 221 113 Blanks 1064 

Constables — One Year 

2976 
2588 
2762 
1 
3443 



1473 


356 


718 


429 


George A. Dane 


1251 


307 


641 


289 


James Napier 


1328 


366 


663 


405 
1 


George N. Sparks 
Arthur Jowett 


1885 


378 


761 


419 


Blanks 


BOARI 


) of Public Works — Th 


ree Years 


455 


192 


374 


109 


William F. Barron 


1188 


246 


496 


391 


Henry A. Bodwell 


1249 


198 


474 


384 


Frank A. Buttrick 


248 


71 


117 


30 


George M. Squires 


818 


231 


395 


182 


Blanks 



1130 
2321 
2305 
466 
1626 

Board of Health — Three Years 

1471 352 727 440 William D. Walker 2990 

508 117 201 108 Blanks 934 

Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — Seven Years 

1331 300 703 413 Frederic S. Boutwell 2747 

648 169 225 135 Blanks 1177 

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Trustees of Punchard Free School — Three Years 

1250 288 659 398 Frederic S. Boutwell 2595 

1214 264 609 388 Myron E. Gutterson 2475 

1158 263 596 383 Edmond E. Hammond 2400 

1135 248 585 379 Charles C. Kimball 2347 

1218 258 589 385 Henry G. Tyer 2450 

3920 1024 1602 807 Blanks 7353 

Tree Warden — One Year 

1578 382 761 454 Ralph T. Berry 3175 

1 Charles D. Buckley 1 

401 87 167 93 Blanks 748 

Planning Board — Five Years 

1 George F. Robjent 1 

1 Alfred R. Harris 1 

1 Claude M. Fuess 1 

1 Edward A. Dole 1 

1 George M. R. Holmes 1 

1 Kirk Batcheller 1 

1 Albert Malley 1 

1977 469 926 545 Blanks 3917 

Planning Board — Four Years to fill a vacancy 

1 Harry Sellars 1 

1 Charles G. Proulx 1 

1978 469 928 547 Blanks 3922 

Question 1 

Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of all 

alcoholic beverages (whiskey, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines, 

and all other alcoholic beverages) ? 

865 183 421 174 Yes 1643 

819 179 331 303 No 1632 

295 107 176 717 Blanks 649 

Question 2 

Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of wines 

and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt 
beverages) ? 

21 



976 


196 


449 


211 


Yes 


646 


149 


269 


248 


No 


357 


124 


210 


89 


Blanks 



1832 

1312 

780 

Question 3 

Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of alco- 
holic beverages in taverns? 
656 125 326 123 Yes 1230 

853 182 346 321 No 1702 

470 162 256 104 Blanks 992 

Total Vote 
1979 469 928 548 3924 



All the foregoing officers were voted for on one ballot and the 
check lists were used. 



REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT ONE 

March 5, 1934 
Polls opened at 6 A.M. Warden in charge L. D. Pomeroy. Ballot 
box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 P.M. 
Ballot box registered when polls closed 1983. Box showed 4 too 
many. Number of ballots received 2492. Number of ballots re- 
turned 513. Number of ballots cast 1979. Police officer on duty, 
John Campbell. Voted to count ballots at 8 A.M. 

JOSEPH A. MCCARTHY, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT TWO 

March 5, 1934 
Polls opened at 6 A.M. Warden in charge Clester E. Matthews. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
6.30 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 470. Number of 
ballots received 601. Number of ballots returned 132. Number of 
ballots cast 469. Police officer on duty, George N. Sparks. Voted 
to count ballots at 9.30 A.M. 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH, Clerk 

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REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT THREE 

March 5, 1934 
Polls opened at 6 A.M. Warden in charge Harold S. Cates. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
6.30 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 928. Number 
of ballots received 1439. Number of ballots returned 510, 1 void. 
Number of ballots cast 928. Police officer on duty, Walter N. 
Gordon. Voted to count ballots at 6 A.M. 

MICHAEL A. BURKE, Clerk 



REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FOUR 

March 5, 1934 
Polls opened at 6 A.M. Warden in charge Gordon R. Cannon. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 
P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 548. Number of 
ballots received 900. Number of ballots returned 352. Number of 
ballots cast 548. Police officer on duty, Philip A. Cox. Voted to 
count ballots at 6.10 A.M. 

EDWARD A. DOYLE, Clerk 



After final action on Article One the said meeting was adjourned 
by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the General Laws to 
Monday, March 12 at 1.30 o'clock P.M. at the Town House. 

1.30 o'clock P.M. Monday, March 12, 1934 

The meeting was opened by Frederick Butler, Moderator, who 
declared : 

Frederick Butler elected Moderator for one year. 

George H. W T inslow elected Town Clerk for One Year. 

Thaxter Eaton elected Town Treasurer for One Year. 

William B. Cheever elected Collector of Taxes for One Year. 

Howell F. Shepard elected Selectman for Three Years. 

Howell F. Shepard elected Assessor for Three Years. 

J. Everett Collins elected member of School Committee for 
Three Years. 

William A. Doherty elected member of School Committee for 
Three Years. 

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Nathaniel Stowers elected member of School Committee for 
Three Years. 

Annie S. Angus elected member of School Committee for One 
Year (to fill a vacancy) . 

George A. Dane elected Constable for One Year. 

James Napier elected Constable for One Year. 

George N. Sparks elected Constable for One Year. 

Henry A. Bodwell elected member Board of Public Works for 
Three Years. 

Frank A. Buttrick elected Member Board of Public Works for 
Three Years. 

William D. Walker elected member Board of Health for Three 
Years. 

Frederic S. Boutwell elected Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for Seven Years. 

Frederic S. Boutwell elected Trustee of Punchard Free School 
for Three Years. 

Myron E. Gutterson elected Trustee of Punchard Free School 
for Three Years. 

Edmond E. Hammond elected Trustee of Punchard Free 
School for Three Years. 

Charles C. Kimball elected Trustee of Punchard Free School 
for Three Years. 

Henry G. Tyer elected Trustee of Punchard Free School for 
Three Years. 

Ralph T. Berry elected Tree Warden for One Year. 

Question 1 — licenses approved. 

Question 2 — licenses approved. 

Question 3 — taverns rejected. 



Before taking up Article 2 the following resolution was adopted : 
Whereas, the Town of Andover, in the death of Joseph S. Cham- 
bers has lost a worthy citizen and a loyal resident, we, the voters 
of Andover in town-meeting assembled, do hereby express our 
sorrow at his passing, and are therefore 

Resolved, that a copy of this expression be spread upon the 
records of this meeting, and that a further copy, properly attested, 
be sent to the family of the deceased. 

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Took up Article 2 and chose Frederick E. Cheever Trustee of 
Cornell Fund for three years. Edward P. Hall, Trustee of Cornell 
Fund for one year (to fill a vacancy) . 

Chose the following as Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery for 
three years: John M. Erving, Matthew Burns, Walter E. Curtis, 
Samuel P. Hulme, C. LeRoy Ambye, Frederick E. Cheever, 
Walter I. Morse. 

Street Lighting Committee for one year (appointed by Modera- 
tor) — Chester A. Johnson, Walter H. Coleman, Chairman, Lewis 
N. Mears, Secretary, George L. Graham, Herbert F. Chase. 

Finance Committee for one year (appointed by Moderator) — 
Hugh Bullock, Chairman, Walter E. Curtis, Mitchell Johnson, 
Edward Shattuck, Joseph M. Hargedon, Charles A. Bran ton, 
O.S.A., Harvey G. Turner. 

Took up Article 3 and 

Voted to appropriate the following stated sums of money: 



American Legion 

Veterans of Foreign Wars 

Armistice Day 

Memorial Day 

Mothers' Aid 

Soldiers' Relief 

State Aid 

Old Age Assistance 

Public Welfare 

Damages to Persons and Property 

Elections and Registrations 

Insurance 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 

Pomps Pond 

Public Dump 

Printing Town Report 

Town Officers 

Town Scales 

Inspector of Wires 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Assessors Survey 

Municipal Buildings 

Infirmary 



600.00 

480.00 

150.00 

800.00 

6000.00 

2500.00 

500.00 

17000.00 

4500.00 

500.00 

3000.00 

6900.00 

3562.58 

1556.00 

470.00 

700.00 

18220.00 

117.50 

420.00 

470.00 

1990.00 

3200.00 

7900.00 



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Moth Suppression 

Tree Warden 

Police Department 

Fire Department 

Brush Fires 

Interest 

Retirement of Bonds 

Board of Health 

Care of Tubercular Patients 

Memorial Hall Library (plus credit dog lie.) 

Spring Grove Cemetery 

Street Lighting 

Schools (inc. 323.08 1933 unpaid bills) 

Highway Maintenance 

Highway Construction 

Water Maintenance 

Water Construction 

Sewer Maintenance 

Park and Playgrounds 

Snow Removal 

Total Departmental 



4000.00 

4500.00 

23905 . 00 

25941 . 00 

1000.00 

13000.00 

31000.00 

3700.00 

2000.00 

7500.00 

7400.00 

19447.44 

148323.08 

5500.00 

6081.95 

27000.00 

10000.00 

5700.00 

3700.00 

35000.00 

$515734.55 



Article 4: C.W.A. approved projects — materials, truck hire 

$ 8000.00 
Articles 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16: Water Extensions 
Article 1 7 : Spring Grove Truck 
Article 18: Police Automobile 
Article 19: Tree and Moth Department truck 
Article 20: B. P. W. truck 
Article 21: Playstead, Supervised Play 
Article 23 : Sewer — Porter Road 
Article 24: Sewer — Carmel Road 
Article 25 : Sewer — Corbett Road 
Article 27: Junior High School Project Architect and 

Engineer 
Article 30: Rebate Beer licenses 
Article 31 : Steam Pump 
Article 34: River Road 
Article 35 : Brechin Terrace 



10000 


.00 


825 


.50 


684 


.03 


900 


,00 


900 


00 


1250. 


00 


1375, 


00 


3185. 


00 


3000 


00 


500. 


00 


125. 


00 


20000. 


00 


5000. 


00 


1500. 


00 



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Article 36: State School Committee Expenses 49. 75 

Article 38: Andrew Basso agreement 100.00 



Total Special Articles $57394 . 28 

Total appropriations $573128.83 

Took up Article 4 

Voted at 3.30 P.M. to appropriate the sum of $8,000.00 for the 
purchase of materials and truck hire to be expended under the 
direction of the Local Administrator of Civil Works in conjunc- 
tion with Civil Works Administration labor on approved projects, 
with the stipulation that materials be purchased in Andover as 
far as possible. 

Moved that Articles 5, 6, and 7 be taken up collectively. 
Voted at 3.32 P.M. to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 8 

Voted at 3.34 P.M. to indefinitely postpone. 

Moved that Articles 9 to 16 be taken up collectively. 

Voted at 3.42 P.M. that the sum of $10,000.00 be appropriated 
for water extensions under the direction of the Board of Pub- 
lic Works on all articles with the exception of Article 11. 

Took up Article 1 7 

Voted at 3.48 P.M. to appropriate the sum of $825.50 to cover 
the purchase price of a new truck with trade-in allowance on old 
truck to be expended by Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery on 
condition that the purchase be made from a local dealer. 

Took up Article 18 

Voted at 3.50 P.M. to appropriate the sum of $684.03 to cover 
the purchase price of a new automobile with trade-in allowance on 
old automobile, to be used by the Police Department on condi- 
tion that the purchase be made from a local dealer. 

Took up Article 19 

Voted at 3.50^ P.M. to appropriate the sum of $900.00 for the 
purchase of a truck to be used by the Tree and Moth Department. 

Took up Article 20 

Voted at 3.51 P.M. to appropriate the sum of $900.00 to cover 

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the purchase price of a new truck together with trade-in allowance 
on old truck to be expended by the Board of Public Works on 
condition that the purchase be made from a local dealer. 

Took up Article 2 1 

Voted at 3.52 P.M. not to have supervised play at the Play- 
stead. After Article 30 this article was reconsidered and it was 
voted at 4.22 P.M. to appropriate the sum of $1250.00 to be used 
for supervised play at the Playstead, including $250.00 for super- 
vised play in Ballardvale and $250.00 for Shawsheen Village 
under the direction of the School Committee. 

Took up Article 22 

Voted at 3.52J^ P.M. not to authorize the building of a tar side- 
walk on Cuba Street. After Article 30 this article was reconsidered 
and it was again voted not to authorize at 4.26 P.M. 

Took up Article 23 

Voted at 3.53 P.M. to appropriate the sum of $1375.00 for the 
building of a sewer beginning at the terminus of the existing 
sewer at the corner of Hidden Road and Porter Road and extend- 
ing along Porter Road, a distance of 550 feet and assess better- 
ments upon the estates benefited by said extension, under the 
direction of the Board of Public Works. 

Took up Articles 24 and 25 together 

Voted at 3.59 P.M. to appropriate the sum of $3185.00 to 
extend the sewer line on Carmel Road from an existing manhole 
near the Town Infirmary to a point in front of the property of 
Frank C. Hughes and assess betterments upon the estates bene- 
fited by the said extension, under the direction of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Article 25 — to appropriate the sum of $3000.00 for the building 
of a sewer, beginning at the terminus of the existing sewer at the 
corner of Ayer Street and Corbett Road and extending along 
Corbett Road to a point opposite the property of Carmelina 
Catanzaro and assess betterments upon the estates benefited by 
said extension, under the direction of the Board of Public Works. 

Took up Article 26 

Voted at 4.00 P.M. to indefinitely postpone. 

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Took up Article 27 

Voted at 4.01 P.M. to appropriate the sum of Five Hundred 
Dollars ($500.00); One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00) for pay- 
ment to Alfred Kellogg, engineer and Three Hundred Fifty 
Dollars ($350.00) for payment to Perley F. Gilbert, architect, for 
services rendered in preparing preliminary surveys, reports, 
sketches, estimated costs and preparing of government specifica- 
tions relative to the Junior High School project. The above 
amounts to be considered as part of fee to architect and engineer 
if and when they are selected for the building of the Junior High 
School project. 

Took up Article 28 

Voted at 4.12 P.M. not to approve. 

Took up Article 29 

Voted at 4.13 P.M. to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 30 

Voted at 4.14 P.M. to appropriate the sum of $125.00 to rebate 
to those who have surrendered their beer licenses — so-called, 
issued under authority of Chapter 120 of Acts of 1933 and who 
are entitled to rebate under Section 7, Chapter 376, Acts 1933. 
Moved to take up Articles 31 and 32 together. 

Voted at 6.04 P.M. to install a steam pumping unit at the 
Haggetts pond pumping station and appropriate the sum of 
$20,000.00 therefor, to be expended under the direction of the 
Board of Public Works. 

At this point it was voted to take up Article 40 and it was voted 
at 6.08 P.M. 

That the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen 
be and hereby is authorized to borrow money from time to time 
in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning 
January 1, 1934, and to issue notes therefor, payable within one 
year; any debts incurred under this vote to be paid from the 
revenue of said financial year. 

Took up Article 33. 

Voted at 6.17 P.M. not to approve. 

Took up Article 34 

Voted at 6.18 P.M. to appropriate the sum of $5000.00 provided 

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however, a like amount of money is appropriated by the County of 
Essex and an amount of money equal to the sum of that ap- 
propriated by town and County be appropriated by the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts for the improvement of River Road in 
West Andover, so-called. 

Took up Article 35 

Voted at 6.18^> P.M. to appropriate the sum of $1500.00 for the 
purpose of building Brechin Terrace, and also straightening 
curbing and repairing sidewalks. 

Took up Article 36 

Voted at 6.25 P.M. to appropriate the sum of $49.75 to reim- 
burse the committee on State School project for bus hire and 
other expenses. 

Took up Article 37 

Voted at 6.26 P.M. to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 38 

Voted at 6.26J^ P.M. to authorize the Board of Public Works 
to enter into an agreement with Andrew Basso, his heirs and 
assigns, to pay damages and claims for damages, and for for- 
bearance to institute, bring or maintain any suit in equity for 
injunctive relief and to collect any damages thereunder, arising 
out of the proximity of the Playstead to his premises, and any 
use or the consequences of any use that the said Playstead may be 
put to. This agreement may be terminated by either party upon 
the giving of one year's notice in writing, and to appropriate the 
sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for the purpose of carrying 
out the agreement. 

Took up Article 39 

Voted at 6.27 P.M. to authorize the Board of Public Works to 
appoint one of its elected members to the position of Secretary 
of said board, with a salary of $100.00 per annum, to be paid from 
appropriations of said board. 

Article 40 taken up out of turn. 

Took up Article 41 

Voted at 6.28 P.M. that all unexpended appropriations be 
turned into the treasury with the exception of the following: 

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War Bonus Surplus, $803.33; Carmel Road, Article 19, $376.01; 
Civil Works Projects, Article 2, $4211.71; Junior High School, 
Auditorium and Gymnasium, Article 1, $406,000.00; and that 
$20,000.00 be transferred from the Overlay Reserve to the Re- 
serve Fund. 

Took up Article 42 

Voted at 6.29 P.M. to accept and place on file. 

Took up Article 43 

Voted at 6.30 P.M. that the meeting be dissolved. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officers' 
return on same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 



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Town Warrant 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss.: To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town who are qualified 
to vote in Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the Town House 
in said Andover, on Thursday, the Thirty-first Day of May, 
1934 at 7.30 o'clock P.M., to act on the following articles: 

Article 1. — To see if the Town will vote to amend the vote of 
the Town passed December 11, 1933, authorizing an issue of 
$406,000.00 bonds in connection with a Junior High School and 
other projects and providing that money granted by the Federal 
Government on account of such projects shall be applied to the 
extinguishment of the bonds, so that said vote shall be amended 
in accordance with a Grant Agreement (Docket No. 5197) since 
obtained from the Federal Government and to provide that the 
money so granted by the Federal Government shall, instead, be 
applied toward paying the cost of the work, that the amount of 
the bonds be accordingly reduced to $293,300.00 and that in 
accordance with the present agreement with the Federal Gov- 
ernment, the bonds may be sold to other purchasers. 

Article 2. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a public 
way Lowell Junction Road, so called, from River Street to a point 
opposite the westerly line of property of Joseph E. Frederick, as 
shown on plan entitled, "plan of a portion of Lowell Junction 
Road about 2000 ft. easterly and westerly of the Boston & Maine 
Railroad in the Town of Andover, Robert R. Evans County 
Engineer, dated May 1934, " as approved by the Board of Survey. 

Article 3. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money to be expended by the Board of Public Works in extend- 
ing water system from its present dead end on River Street along 
River Street to Lowell Junction Road and along Lowell Junction 
Road to the property of Joseph E. Frederick. 

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Article 4. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money to be used for supervised play at the playstead ; to be 
expended under the direction of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will vote to pay Public Welfare 
bills incurred in 1933 to the amount of $8.00. 

Article 6. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the 
time of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doing thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this twenty-first day of May, A.D., 
1934. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 
HOWELL F. SHEPARD 

Selectmen of A ndover 



A true copy. 



Andover, May 22, 1934 



Attest: 

GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 



Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town Of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town to meet at the time and place and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less than 
five other places, where bills and notices are usually posted, and 
by publication in the Lawrence Tribune. 

Said warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, MAY 31, 1934 



At a legal meeting of the Town of Andover qualified to vote in 
town affairs convened in the Town House in said Andover on 
Thursday, the thirty-first day of May, 1934 at 7.30 o'clock in the 
evening, according to the requirements of a warrant duly posted 
and published more than seven days before the time of said meet- 
ing. 

Moderator Frederick Butler presided and took up 

Article 1 

Voted at 7.38 P.M. to amend the vote of the Town passed 
December 11, 1933, authorizing an issue of $406,000.00 bonds in 
connection with a Junior High School and other projects and 
providing that money granted by the Federal Government on 
account of such projects shall be applied to the extinguishment of 
the bonds, so that said vote shall be amended in accordance 
with a Grant Agreement (Docket No. 5197) since obtained from 
the Federal Government and to provide that the money so grant- 
ed by the Federal Government shall, instead, be applied toward 
paying the cost of the work, that the amount of the bonds be 
accordingly reduced to $293,300.00, and that in accordance with 
the present agreement with the Federal Government, the bonds 
may be sold to other purchasers. The vote was unanimous — 
ninety-one voting yes — no vote in negative. 

Took up Article 2 

Voted at 7.39 P.M. that article be withdrawn. 

Took up Article 3 

Voted at 7.40 P.M. that article be withdrawn. 

Took up Article 4 

Voted at 7.41 P.M. that the sum of $750.00 be appropriated for 
supervised play at the playstead; to be expended under the direc- 
tion of the Board of Public Works. 

Took up Article 5 

Voted at 7.42 P.M. that the sum of $8.00 be appropriated to 
pay 1933 Public Welfare bills. 

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Took up Article 6 

Voted that the matter of supervised play for the Shawsheen 
Village Section of the town be investigated by the Board of 
Selectmen to report at the next town meeting. 

Voted at 7.51 P.M. that the meeting be dissolved. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officers ' 
return on same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 



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Town Warrant 



♦ 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. : To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified 
to vote in Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the Town House 
in said Andover, on Monday, the First Day of October, 1934 
at 7.30 o'clock P.M., to act on the following articles: 

Article 1. — To see if the Town will adopt the Zoning Plan 
presented by the Town Planning Board and enact the Zoning 
Ordinance recommended by the Board; on petition of the Town 
Planning Board. 

Article 2. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize and 
instruct the Board of Selectmen to execute a lease between the 
Textile Realty Company and the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Andover giving the Town the use of the athletic field in Shaw- 
sheen Village and appropriate a sum not in excess of $100.00 to 
cover the rent thereof. 

Article 3. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the purchase of materials and truck hire to be ex- 
pended in conjunction with Emergency Relief Administration 
labor under the direction of the local Administrator. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a public 
way that part of Lowell Junction Road, so called, as laid out by 
the Board of Survey. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money to be expended by the Board of Public Works in con- 
junction with E.R.A. labor to extend the water main a distance of 
4200 feet from the dead end at property of Watson Park Com- 
pany to and along Lowell Junction Road easterly to property of 
Clarence G. Wormwood and westerly to property of Joseph E. 
and Emma C. Frederick. 

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Article 6. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to purchase the water main with its appurten- 
ances of the Watson Park Company, constructed and laid from 
Tewksbury Street to or near Lowell Junction Road at the rate of 
$2.10 per foot, to accept from the Watson Park Company an 
easement permitting the Town to maintain said pipe line and to 
appropriate $3,360.00 for such purchase. 

Article 7. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money not in excess of $5,000.00 for the purpose of purchasing 
a tract of land on the shore of Pomps Pond, to provide a bathing 
beach for the inhabitants of the Town and to authorize and 
instruct the Board of Selectmen to make said purchase. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money to supplement the annual budget appropriation of the 
Police Department for the purpose of employing an officer in 
Ballardvale nights. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Public Works to use the unexpended balances of Articles 
9 to 16 inclusive, 23, 24, and 25 for the purpose of buying mater- 
ials and paying for supervision etc., using E.R.A. labor as may be 
available to install water mains, drains, etc.; on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate an 
additional sum of $1,500.00 to increase the $20,000.00 appropri- 
ated at the last regular Town Meeting for a steam turbine under 
Article No. 31, so that the work can be completed in accordance 
with specifications; on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 11. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the 
time of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

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Given under our hands this nineteenth day of September, 
A.D., 1934. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 
HOWELL F. SHEPARD 

Selectmen of Andover 



A true copy. 



Andover, September 21, 1934 



Attest: 

GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 



Andover, October 1, 1934 



Essex, ss. 



Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of -the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town, to meet at the time and place and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less than 
five other public places where bills and notices are usually posted 
and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said warrants 
have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, OCTOBER 1, 1934 



At a legal meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in Town affairs convened in the Town House in 
said Andover on Monday, the first day of October, 1934 at 7.30 
o'clock in the evening agreeably to the requirements of the fore- 
going warrant, Moderator Frederick Butler presided and took up 

Article 1 

Voted at 7.50 P.M. to postpone until next Town Meeting. 

Article 2 

Voted at 7.52 P.M. that article be stricken from the warrant. 

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Article 3 

Voted at 8.16 P.M. that the sum of $11,500.00 for the purchase 
of materials and truck hire to be expended in conjunction with 
Emergency Relief Administration labor, under the direction of the 
local Administrator, be taken from surplus revenue. 

Article 4 

Voted at 8.18 P.M. to accept as a public way that part of 
Lowell Junction Road, so called, as laid out by the Board of 
Survey. 

Article 5 

Voted at 8.25 P.M. that the sum of $3,833.70 be used from 
unexpended balances of Article 23— $622.17; Article 24— $1,878.- 
96; Article 25— $995.26; Articles 9-16— $337.00 (Annual War- 
rant) under Article 9 (current warrant) together with the sum of 
$459.30 to be taken from surplus revenue, to be expended by the 
Board of Public Works in conjunction with E.R.A. labor to ex- 
tend the water main a distance of 4200 feet from the dead end at 
property of Watson Park Company to and along Lowell Junction 
Road easterly to property of Clarence G. Wormwood and westerly 
to property of Joseph E. and Emma C. Frederick. 

Article 6 

Voted Sit 8.28 P.M. to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
purchase the water main with its appurtenances of the Watson 
Park Company, constructed and laid from Tewksbury street to or 
near Lowell Junction Road at the rate of $2.10 per foot, to accept 
from the Watson Park Company an easement permitting the 
Town to maintain said pipe line and that $3,360.00 be taken from 
surplus revenue for such purchase. 

Article 7 

Voted Sit 8.29 P.M. that article be stricken from the warrant. 

Article 8 

Voted Sit 8.35 P.M. that a committee of three or five be ap- 
pointed by the Moderator to investigate the Police Department 
with the idea of a reorganization along more efficient lines. Said 
committee to make their report at the regular March meeting. 
Moderator appointed: Valentine M. Fitzhugh, William A. Trow, 
William F. Barron, Edward P. Hall, Edmond E. Hammond. 

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Article 9 

Voted at 8.37 P.M. that article be withdrawn. 

Article 10 

Voted at 8.43 P.M. an additional sum of $1,500.00 to in- 
crease the $20,000.00 appropriated at the last regular Town 
Meeting for a steam turbine under Article No. 31, so that the 
work can be completed in accordance with specifications and that 
said sum be taken from surplus revenue. 

Article 11 

Voted at 8.56 P.M. that it be the sense of this Town Meeting 
that the Selectmen request the Federal authorities to appoint as 
Labor Administrator E.R.A. of Andover, Charles T. Gilliard, 
Superintendent of the Board of Public Works, with no increase in 
his present salary and that he in conjunction with the Selectmen 
and the five members of the Board of Public Works to consult 
collectively on all projects and that the foremen and sub-foremen 
now employed by the Public Works be supervisors and time- 
keepers on all projects under the E.R.A. in Andover. Said Ad- 
ministrator to hire all Andover laborers, trucks and materials and 
that gravel and sand be taken from town owned pits for these 
projects in Andover. 

Voted at 8.59 P.M. that the meeting be dissolved. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officers' 
return on same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 



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Report of the Town Clerk 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

I hereby submit my report of the office of Town Clerk for the 
year 1934. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover at the close 
of registration October 17, 1934 was 5446 by precincts as follows: 



Precinct One 
Precinct Two 
Precinct Three 
Precinct Four 



Total 2721 2725 5446 



Male 


Female 


Total 


1227 


1336 


2563 


294 


277 


571 


761 


660 


1421 


439 


452 


891 



VITAL STATISTICS 



Number of births recorded 114 

Males 55 

Females 59 

Twins 1 

Number of deaths recorded 137 

Male 56 

Female 81 

Number of marriages recorded 120 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 



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Report of the 
Town Accountant 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE 
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1934 



January 1, 1935 
To the Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

I submit herewith a report of a detailed statement of the 
receipts and their sources, and of the payments and the purposes 
therefor, as follows. The condition of the various trust funds, 
sources of incomes and amounts paid out are also set forth. A 
statement of the temporary loans, maturing debt and interest is 
included. 

A balance sheet, which is appended to this report, was pre- 
pared showing the assets and liabilities as of December 31, 1934. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARY COLLINS 

Town Accountant 



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Appropriations for 1934 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Town Officers $18220 . 00 

Assessors' Survey 1990.00 

Election and Registration 3000.00 

Municipal Buildings 3200 . 00 



PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY 


Police Department 


23905.00 


Art. 18, Police Automobile 


684.03 


Fire Department 


25941.00 


Wire Inspector 


420.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


470.00 


Moth Suppression 


4000.00 


Tree Warden 


4500.00 


Art. 19, Moth and Tree Dept. Truck 


900.00 


Forest Fires 


1000.00 




A1 OOA C\1 


HEALTH AND SANITATION 


Health Department 


3700.00 


Health Department — Care and treatment 




of Tubercular patients 


2000.00 


Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 


3562.58 


Sewer Maintenance 


5700.00 


Art. 23, Sewer — Porter Road 


1375.00 


Art. 24, Sewer — Carmel Road 


3185.00 


Art. 25, Sewer — Corbet t Road 


3000.00 


Public Dump 


470.00 

00OO9 SQ 



HIGHWAYS 

Highway, Maintenance 55000.00 

Highway, Construction 6081.95 

Art. 4, C.W.A. Approved Projects 8000.00 

Amount Carried Forward 69081.95 

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Amount Brought Forward 



69081.95 



Art. 20, Board Public Works Truck 
Art. 34, River Road 
Art. 35, Brechin Terrace 
Snow Removal and Sanding 
Street Lighting 



900.00 

5000.00 

1500.00 

35000.00 

19447.44 



130929.39 



CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' BENEFITS 

Public Welfare 4500.00 

Mothers' Aid 6000.00 

Infirmary 7900 . 00 

State Aid 500.00 

Soldiers' Relief 2500.00 

Old Age Assistance 1 7000 . 00 



38400.00 



SCHOOLS AND LIBRARY 

148323.08 



School Department 

Art. 27, Junior High School Project, 

Architect and Engineer 
Art. 36, State School Committee Ex- 



500.00 



penses 
Memorial Hall Library 


49.75 
7500.00 

1 ^6379 8.1 


RECREATION AND 


UNCLASSIFIED 


Parks and Playgrounds 
Pomps Pond Bathing Bea